New trial set in 1975 slaying of police officer


A new trial has been scheduled for a man serving a life sentence for killing an off-duty Hagerstown police officer in 1975.
   The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown  reports that the trial for 63-year-old Merle Unger Jr. will be conducted the week of June 10 in Talbot County. Unger was convicted of murder in the shooting death of Donald Kline during a grocery store robbery.
   In May, the Court of Appeals found that the trial judge had given erroneous jury instructions. 
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