Closing arguments set in Lancaster County home invasion case

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 11, 2013 9:15 AM
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(Lancaster) -- Closing arguments are scheduled Monday in the central Pennsylvania trial of a third man charged in a home invasion slaying a year ago.

Prosecutors are seeking a second-degree murder conviction against 27-year-old Stephen Harmer in the August 2012 slaying of Douglas Herr in Drumore Township.

Two other men, 23-year-old Kyle Wunder and 25-year-old Cody Wunder, pleaded guilty in the case and face life terms. Lancaster County prosecutors contend that Harmer is just as responsible because the slaying occurred during a planned robbery.

Defense attorney Christopher Lyden argues that Herr was alive when the robbers fled with $211,000 cash but Kyle Wunder later returned and shot him. Kyle Wunder took the stand Friday but declined to testify, asserting his right against self-incrimination.

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