Danielle Black has conviction overturned in father’s murder

Danielle Black's perp walk

Md. court overturns solicitation conviction of teen in father’s 2008 slaying:

Then 16-year-old Danielle Black was convicted and sentenced to 10 years for soliciting the murder of her father. Billy Lee Black was stabbed to death on Halloween morning of 2008 by then 19-year-old Alec Eger. Some say that Danielle Black was a goth kid on the wrong side of the goth scene as many believe she was into drinking blood. Billy Lee Black did not approve of who his daughter was hanging out with so Danielle Black solicited one of her classmates to kill her father. She allegedly made up stories about how her father was abusive to her. The thing is she didn’t solicit the murder from her father’s killer. It’s unknown if Black solicited Eger for the murder of he took it upon himself.

Black’s conviction was overturned last week since the judge presiding over her trial allowed her father’s murder into the trial as evidence. Which I suppose makes sense since the murderer wasn’t actually the guy she solicited, supposedly. However it doesn’t change the fact that she did ask a classmate of her’s to kill her father.

This could not only give Black a new trial but it also could be moved into juvenile court. Black was charged as an adult in her original trial.

Considering she orchestrated such a tale to try to get someone to feel sorry enough for her to kill her father this case should stay in adult court. Again solicitation of murder is a serious charge whereas juvenile court should be reserved for lesser offenses.

Alec Eger gets life

Eger sentenced to life in prison:

The other day 20-year-old Alec S. Eger was sentenced to life in prison for the Halloween morning 2008 stabbing murder of 47-year-old Billy Lee Black.

If you’ll recall Eger fancied himself a white knight to Black’s daughter, then 16-year-old Danielle Black.

Danielle Black claimed to friends that her father was abusing her and even presented bruises. The bruises were more than likely self-inflicted. Danielle Black was convicted for soliciting Black’s murder however Eger was not the one she solicited the murder from.

In Eger’s sentencing the judge denied the defense’s request to have him sent to a prison with a mental health facility.

“The goal of the Patuxent Institution is to send a person back to society,” Dwyer said as relatives and friends of Eger and Black watched. “That’s not my goal, at least at this time.”

I’m happy that a killer was actually jailed for life however I don’t like the tone of ‘at this time’. Eger’s defense laid out about how Eger was abused as a child and the hard life he had to which Black’s widow replied that Black also was abused but Black refused to fall into that lifestyle.

“He said he’d never be like his father, and Alec had that choice, too,” Andrea Black said. “Life is what you make of it.”

How does the saying go? Choose wisely. If you don’t you’ll end up in jail for life. We are all responsible for our own actions.

Alec Eger pleads no contest to stabbing Billy Lee Black

Eger enters Alford plea in slaying of Hagerstown man:

20-year-old Alec Eger Hagerstown, Maryland is a sucker for a dame.

16-year-old Danielle Black solicited the murder of her father Billy Lee Black and claimed that her father was abusing her. The kid she asked to murder her dad turned her down. However Eger decided to be her knight in back armor and stabbed Billy Lee Black on Halloween day of 2008. There was never any evidence that Danielle Black was being abused and it’s believed that she wanted her father killed because he didn’t want her hanging out with her ‘outcast’ friends. She’s was charged as an adult and was sentenced to life.

Eger recently entered an Alford pleas which is the same as pleading no contest to the murder of Mr. Black. That basically means that he doesn’t admit guilt but realizes that prosecutors have enough to convict him.

With the plea Eger is spared life without parole however he is still looking at life behind bars.

Danielle Black gets 10 years

Md. girl gets 10 years for soliciting dad’s murder:

16-year-old Danielle Black of Hagerstown, Md. was sentenced to 10 years in prison last week for soliciting the murder of her father.

If you’ll recall her father, Billy Lee Black, was killed last Halloween. Black allegedly enlisted the help of a classmate claiming that her father had been abusing her. No evidence of abuse was ever uncovered. The actual alleged killer, 19-year-old Alec Eger, is set for trial in February.

Black was charged as an adult and will also have 5 years probation when she gets out. She was facing life in prison.

Danielle Black Convicted

Md. girl, 16, convicted of soliciting dad’s murder:

16-year-old Danielle Black of Hagerstown, Maryland was convicted today for soliciting the murder of her father 47-year-old Billy Lee Black.

Mr. Black was stabbed to death the morning of Halloween 2008. Danielle Black was accused of trying to solicit a classmate of hers to kill Mr. Black claiming that she was abusing her even though there was no evidence of abuse. The strange part was that the boy she solicited didn’t kill Black but another man, 19-year-old Alec Eger was the one who allegedly committed the actual murder. The real motive may have been that Billy lee Black didn’t like Danielle hanging out with her goth friends who may or may not have been involved with blood drinking.

Danielle Black was tried as an adult and faces a life sentence.

Danielle Black to be tried as an adult

Md. teen to be tried as adult in dad’s slaying:

This past Thursday a Maryland judge ordered that 15-year-old Danielle Black to be held for trial as an adult for soliciting the murder of her father, 47-year-old Billy Lee Black.

If you’ll recall Black tried to enlist a classmate into killing her father. The classmate didn’t bite but another man, 19-year-old Alec Eger, took up the request. Police allege that Black claimed her father was abusing her in order to get someone to kill her father even though police claim there was no evidence of abuse. Eger is accused of stabbing Billy Lee Black to death on Halloween morning of 2008. Investigators and prosecutors seem to think that the real reason that Black had her father killed is because he didn’t want her hanging out with her goth friends. There have also been accusations of blood drinking among her clique but that remains to be seen.

Black’s defense attorney is already hinting at an insanity defense claiming that Black has undiagnosed mental disorders and that Black was abused. I always find it peculiar that when a teen kills their mental disorders are always undiagnosed. You never here “Oh yeah, he/she has been batshit crazy for years.”

In my opinion Danielle Black is just another selfish brat who thought that killing someone was a reasonable response to her need for instant gratification.

She’s looking at life behind bars.

Blood drinking goth girl Danielle Black to be charged as an adult

Daughter of stabbing victim to be charged as adult, state’s attorney says:

Alleged blood drinking goth girl Danielle Black is going to be charged as an adult in the plot to kill her father.

If you’ll recall 15-year-old Black asked a classmate to kill her father claiming that her father was abusing her. Instead a third person, 19-year-old Alec Eger, was the one who stabbed Billy Lee Black to death.

Allegedly Black was upset that her dad didn’t like her hanging out with her alleged blood drinking friends.

Goth girl charged with arranging hit on dad

15-year-old Danielle Black of Hagerstown, Md. has been charged with soliciting a hit on her father by a classmate. Now the Washington Post article claims that she’s suspected of being part of a clique that likes to drink each other’s blood. The WJLA article just states she’s goth. Most of you know how I feel about The Post so I’m more inclined to believe WJLA.

Anyway prosecutors say she enlisted the aid of a classmate to kill her father. However it wasn’t the kid she asked but another classmate, 19-year-old Alec S. Eger that killed Mr. Black.

She allegedly told her classmate that her father leaves at 5am every day and where he parks his truck. To make the story more convincing it’s alleged that she told the classmate that her father was abusing her and Eger believed it.

On the morning of Halloween Eger confronted Mr. Black about the supposed abuse. A scuffle ensued which ended up with Eger stabbing Black to death according to police.

Police say that there was no evidence that Danielle Black was being abused. Police also say, according to The Post, that the only problem Mr. Black had with anyone was with the goth clique that his daughter hung out with claiming they were cutters and drank each others blood. To me that sounds like a motive.

Here’s the thing, Danielle Black has been charged as a juvenile. Meanwhile Eger is looking at first-degree murder charges. As far as I’m concerned she should be charged as an adult since she instigated it. I’m not saying that Eger should be let go but she’s as equally culpable as he is.

She doesn’t even seem the least bit remorseful for what happened…

The girl says on her MySpace page that she now lives with her mother: “I used 2 live with my father until he was killed on halloween of this ’08.” A more recent posting says: “wats gonna happen now that everything is settling down? everything is becoming clear nd i got the best ppl in the world. i luv you guys. don’t stop bein u. nd don’t give up on ur self or me.”

If any of this sounds vaguely familiar to you it should because it sounds almost identical to the case of Kyle Hulbert. Hulbert was duped into killing a girl’s father because of claims of abuse and Kyle is serving a much harsher sentence than the girl also in an area near D.C.

Washington Post

WJLA