- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 27, 2010

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A Hagerstown man has pleaded guilty to murdering the father of a teenage girl who wanted her dad killed.

A Washington County judge convicted 20-year-old Alec Eger of first-degree murder as part of a plea bargain in which he admitted killing Billy Lee Black — but not that the murder was premeditated. He acknowledged that prosecutors had enough evidence for a first-degree conviction.

Black was stabbed outside his home on Halloween 2008.

Eger told police he confronted Black to make him stop the beatings about which Black’s daughter Danielle had complained to friends.

Sixteen-year-old Danielle has recanted the allegations. She is serving a 10-year sentence for soliciting her father’s murder.

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