Charges reinstated in Kutztown beating death

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 12, 2014 3:10 PM

(Reading) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has reinstated conspiracy to commit murder charges against two Allentown brothers for the 2007 beating death of a Kutztown University student.


The Reading Eagle reports the March 5 ruling overturns a lower court decision that the conspiracy charge should not have been sent to the jury because there was no intent to kill.

Thirty-year-old Terry Kline Jr. and 27-year-old Kenneth Kline are serving 20 to 40 years in state prison. They were convicted in 2008 of third-degree murder and related counts for attacking Kutztown sophomore Kyle Quinn as he walked down a street.

The brothers had just left a bar where they celebrated Terry Kline's birthday.

Osmer Deming, Kenneth Kline's lawyer, said he does not plan to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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