2 acquitted of homicide in 2016 slaying in Harrisburg alley
(Harrisburg) — A jury has acquitted two men of homicide charges in the death of a man gunned down in an alley in Harrisburg.
Jurors in Dauphin County deliberated for about two hours Friday before acquitting 28-year-old Vernon King and 29-year-old Kurt Tasker.
Tasker was acquitted of all charges.
His attorney said he wasn’t at the scene when 27-year-old Frank Whitlock was gunned down in an alley in the city.
King was convicted of a firearms offense.
His attorney said he turned down a plea deal that would have had him plead to a third-degree murder count.
Whitlock, who went by the nickname “Frank Nitty,” was slain three months after release from prison after serving time on convictions of robbery and theft.