Haddon Twp. veteran guilty of manslaughter

Posted: July 19, 2012

An Army veteran from Haddon Township has been convicted of manslaughter in the 2008 shooting death of his sister's boyfriend.

Harold Elliot, 38, of Locust Street, was accused of killing Michael Unger, 35, of Glen Birnie, Md., over the Thanksgiving holiday after the two argued about, among other things, the Gulf War.

Elliot said he shot Unger in the chest in self defense after Unger came up to the second-story apartment to use the bathroom. Unger was shot in the chest with a handgun.

At an earlier trial this year, a jury was deadlocked. On Friday, after a seven-day trial and seven hours of deliberations, the jury found Elliot guilty of manslaughter and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Sentencing was scheduled for September.


Contact Barbara Boyer at 856-779-3838 or bboyer@phillynews.com.

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