LANCASTER, Pennsylvania — One of two brothers convicted in the home invasion slaying of an eastern Pennsylvania widower says he misunderstood the charge when he entered a guilty plea.
Twenty-four-year-old Kyle Wunder and 25-year-old Cody Wunder are both serving life sentences in the August 2012 shooting death of 62-year-old Douglas Herr during the theft of $211,000 from the victim's Drumore Township home.
LNP newspapers (http://bit.ly/1BafrcA ) reports that Kyle Wunder argued Tuesday in Lancaster County Court that he thought he was pleading guilty to second-degree murder rather than first-degree murder.
Both charges carry mandatory life terms, but Kyle Wunder said his attorney had advised him that a second-degree sentence could be changed at some point.
Attorney Jeff Conrad said he mentioned that as a possibility but prosecutors never made a second-degree plea offer.
Information from: LNP, http://lancasteronline.com
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