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Merle W. Unger Jr.

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Statement, Ballistics Excluded In Guilty Finding

Almost 40 years have passed since a Talbot County Circuit Court jury found Merle W. Unger Jr. guilty of first-degree felony murder in the December 1975 shooting of Hagerstown police officer Donald Kline.

06/24/2013

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Md. Man Will Wait Another Week For Retrial Verdict In 1975 Cop Murder

More than 35 years after his initial conviction, a western Maryland man will have to wait another week to hear a judge’s verdict in a retrial of his December 1975 murder case.

06/11/2013

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New Trial Set For Repeat Prison Escapee Charged In 1975 Cop Slaying

He once was dubbed “a mild mannered escape artist” by the Gettysburg Times in a 1981 article about his flight from the Patuxent Institution in Jessup, Md. At the time, it was his sixth prison break in 10 years. He was 32.

06/06/2013