02-05-2007, 12:04 AM #1
IN - Bodies of 4 homeless men found in manholes, South Bend, Dec 2006
A suspect has confessed that he and another man killed four other homeless men in a dispute over scrap metal, and then hid their bodies in manholes, police said.
Daniel J. Sharp, 56, broke down during a police interview on Friday ahead of a lie-detector test and admitted that he was involved in the slayings, said Tim Corbett, commander of the St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit.
Sharp and Randy Lee Reeder, 50, were in police custody on Sunday, two days after they were arrested in the December beating deaths of Michael "Shan" Nolen Jr., 40; Michael Lawson, 56; Jason Coates, 29; and Brian G. Talboom, 51.
Sharp and Reeder had been charged with four counts of murder each.
According to a police affidavit, Sharp told investigators that he and Reeder planned and carried out the killings sometime between Dec. 18 and 21 because they suspected the four victims had stolen scrap metal that he and Reeder had collected to sell for salvage.
02-05-2007, 02:42 AM #2Registered User
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09-23-2015, 06:22 PM #3
From May 2012:
The man only five years into his 260-year prison sentence for bludgeoning to death four homeless men and dumping them into manholes testified today for the first time since his arrest in early 2007...
The four victims had lived with others in a large abandoned building not far from downtown called The Fort. After the men were beaten to death — two upstairs and two downstairs — their bodies were dumped into two manholes along the railroad tracks near the building...
The other man convicted in the crimes — Daniel Sharp — had eventually confessed and was the prosecution’s star witness. He later led investigators through the crime scene, and his descriptions of how the men were murdered matched forensic evidence in the building... Sharp was sentenced to 65 years and is in Indiana State Prison in Michigan City.
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