After shooting open a back door, they were confronted by Herr, who shot Cody Wunder in the leg, according to the police report. Cody Wunder told his brother to shoot Herr, the report said. They then found the safe in the master bedroom and shot the padlock.
Each of the Wunders got $50,000 and Harmer, described as the mastermind, got $100,000 from the heist, said Chris Larson, Lancaster County assistant district attorney. Harmer knew Herr through work, Larson said, but he declined to say how Harmer knew about the money, which Herr received in a settlement as the result of his wife's death in March 2009.
Herr's daughter, Lisa Marie Herr, who lived at the house but was out during the robbery, came home the next morning to find her father lying in the hallway with a gunshot to the head, the police report said.
Police said Harmer's girlfriend, Rebecca Hensel, told them Harmer had talked about robbing Herr six or seven months ago. She was with the three at a local bar on the night of the robbery and murder. They left and about thirty minutes later, she told police, Harmer called her to come to his house on Long Lane.
When she got there she saw that Cody Wunder had been shot in the leg, police said. Harmer told her that he waited outside Herr's house while the brothers went inside. After a few minutes he said he heard a lot of gunfire.
Hensel said Kyle Wunder admitted shooting Herr, saying, "Of course I'm going to shoot the guy, he shot my brother."
A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. before District Justice Stuart J. Mylin in Quarryville.
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