Man accused of killing rock climber indicted

BALTIMORE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A man accused of killing a rock climber with a claw hammer during a fight at Carderock Park in Maryland has been indicted on charges of voluntary manslaughter.

Thirty-one-year-old David DiPaolo of Bristow, Va. is scheduled to appear in a Maryland courtroom Thursday at 3:30.

According to court documents, officials found 69-year-old Geoffrey Farrar of Arlington with his head against a wooden beam. He had suffered massive head trauma and was airlifted to Suburban Hospital where he later died.

The indictment alleges that DiPaolo killed Farrar by repeatedly striking him in the head with a blunt object.

DiPaolo was arrested by New York State Police on January 8, 2014 and was transported to Maryland by U.S. Marshals.

DiPaolo faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for voluntary manslaughter.


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