Man serving life in 2012 home invasion slaying says he misunderstood charge during guilty plea


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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 ( ) 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,

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