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Statement by murder victim's family
The following statement was provided by William Watson, the brother of Diane Becker, who was murdered in Abingdon in 1981. Two Harford County men, John N. Huffington and Deno Kanaras were previously convicted of the murder. Huffington, serving life in prison for the murder of Ms. Becker and her boyfriend, Joseph Hudson, was granted a new trial in May after a judge in Frederick County vacated his convictions. Kanaras, also sentenced to life for the murder of Ms. Becker, was released from prison after his sentence was reduced in 2008. Huffington’s lawyers are now asking the court to order his release pending his retrial.
July 17, 2013