Manslaughter Charge in Rock Climber's Death in Maryland

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014  |  Updated 3:24 PM EDT
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Manslaughter Charge in Rock Climber's Death in Md.

A Virginia rock climber was indicted on a manslaughter charge, accused of killing a friend with a claw hammer at the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park in Maryland.

David DiPaolo of Bristow was to appear in federal court in Greenbelt on Thursday after being charged with voluntary manslaughter.

He's accused in the death of 68-year-old Geoffrey Farrar at the Carderock Recreation Area. Farrar was found on the trail on Dec. 28 bleeding from the head.

His injuries were consistent with blows from a claw hammer found nearby, police said. The men were seen arguing and DiPaolo was seen running up the trail.

DiPaolo told police they argued and he hit Farrar when Farrar choked him, authorities said. Court records don't list a defense lawyer.

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