GUILTY NC - Sara Ellis, 29, murdered by co-worker, Haywood County, Canton, 24 Jul 2018 *Arrest*

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    Bumping up for Sara.... :(
     


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    Man charged with assaulting, killing Pisgah Inn co-worker to take plea agreement


    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — An Asheville man charged with killing and sexually assaulting a co-worker at the Pisgah Inn has reached a plea agreement.

    We don't know what the agreement is, but do know Pendergraft has a court date next week.
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    A plea hearing for Pendergraft has been scheduled for next Wednesday, 8/21 in federal court in Asheville.
     
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    Wednesday, August 21st:
    *Plea Hearing (@ am ET) - NC – Sara Ellis (29) (July 24, 2018, Canton) – *Derek Shawn Pendergraft (21) arrested (7/26/18) & charged (7/26/18) & indicted (Federal charges) (12/5/18) with 1st degree murder & 2 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. Held without bail. DA might seek DP.
    12/5/18 Update: A federal grand jury has returned a criminal bill of indictment raising charges against man accused of killing a coworker at Pisgah Inn over the summer. Pendergraft now faces federal charges of one count of first-degree murder & two counts of aggravated sexual abuse. Was initially charged with one count of second-degree murder, a lesser charge than he now faces. Preliminary hearing set for 12/7.
    12/7/19 Update: Plea agreement has been reached. Next Plea hearing on 8/21.
     
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    Monday, August 26th:
    *Plea Hearing (@ am ET) - NC – Sara Ellis (29) (July 24, 2018, Canton) – *Derek Shawn Pendergraft (21) arrested (7/26/18) & charged (7/26/18) & indicted (Federal charges) (12/5/18) with 1st degree murder & 2 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. Held without bail. DA might seek DP.
    12/5/18 Update: A federal grand jury has returned a criminal bill of indictment raising charges against man accused of killing a coworker at Pisgah Inn over the summer. Pendergraft now faces federal charges of one count of first-degree murder & two counts of aggravated sexual abuse. Was initially charged with one count of second-degree murder, a lesser charge than he now faces. Preliminary hearing set for 12/7.
    12/7/19 Update: Plea agreement has been reached. Next Plea hearing on 8/21. 8/21/19: Plea hearing moved to 8/26.
     
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    (I think you know more about how all this court stuff works all the way in Latvia than some of us Americans do, myself included! :) )
     
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    Not really! LOL! I did live in America for 65 years, so know a little! :)
     
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    (Oh I didn’t know that! Lol)
     
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    Any news on the plea deal from court yesterday??

    TIA! :)
     
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    Pendergraft’s plea agreement, which the Court has accepted, provides that the defendant will receive a sentence of life in prison without any possibility of parole for his crimes.

    Pendergraft remains in federal custody. A sentencing date has not been set.
    Pendergraft pleads guilty in Pisgah Inn murder
     
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    Wondering if he has been sentenced yet?
     
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    @imstilla.grandma - find any updates on his sentencing? TIA! :)

    And hoping you are feeling a TON better! [​IMG]
     
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    I can’t find anything later than the last update except repeats stating a date hasn’t been set yet. And thank you. I am starting to slow down some. I think I pushed recovery a bit. Now we have flu and cold season coming around. So...I think I’ll stay in bed for awhile and take it easy. You be sure and take good care of yourself too. Smile. ❤️
     
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    [​IMG] for checking this out for me!

    And yes, taking care of myself! :)
     
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    @imstilla.grandma - Sorry to bother you, but wondering if a sentencing date has been set yet? TIA! [​IMG]
     
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