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Hearing rescheduled for teen charged in father's murder

May 11, 2009

HAGERSTOWN -- A 15-year-old Hagerstown girl charged as an adult with soliciting her father's murder was scheduled to be in court Monday but the hearing was rescheduled.

Danielle Black faces one count of solicitation of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing last Halloween of 47-year-old Billy Lee Black. Her defense is attempting to get Black's case moved back to the juvenile system.

Her hearing Monday was rescheduled for May 26.

Billy Lee Black's body was found the morning of Oct. 31 in a pool of blood behind a house at 210 James St. in Hagerstown's West End.

Alec Scott Eger, 20, of 15 Berner Ave., is charged with first-degree murder and felony murder in the death of Black, 47, of Church Street. His trial is scheduled to begin the first week of June.

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Police have described Eger as a friend of Danielle Black. Eger is not the person prosecutors allege was solicited for murder, a prosecutor has said.

Court documents show Danielle Black wrote poetry hinting at her father's fate and that she alleged her father physically abused her.

-- Erin Julius

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