Ex-Prison Guard Guilty

1 decade 7 months 1 week ago Tuesday, October 16 2007 Oct 16, 2007 Tuesday, October 16, 2007 7:45:21 AM CDT October 16, 2007 in News
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ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A former prison guard is found guilty of raping a 23-year-old St. Joseph casino employee in June 2006 and trying to arrange for her murder. Forty-seven-year-old Eric A. Sharp yesterday was convicted of rape and conspiracy to murder his victim while he was in jail. Jurors recommended 30 years for rape and 10 years for conspiracy. Sentencing is set for December 4th. Prosecutors said Sharp attacked the victim after following her home from her night shift at Terrible's St. Jo Frontier Casino. During the attack, Sharp threatened her and said he'd hurt her daughter if she didn't do as she was told. In jail Sharp said he wanted his victim dead so his trial would end and that he wanted her body dumped in a pig sty. The victim told jurors that the attack has left her so shaken that she may never be the same.

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