- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A homeless woman previously sentenced to life in prison in the killing of a Topeka homeless advocate is expected to be released soon.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (https://bit.ly/1JGorp7) reports that 36-year-old Kimberly Danielle Sharp was resentenced Wednesday after her earlier convictions were overturned. She’s already been behind bars longer than the sentence of eight years and fourth months that was imposed.

Sharp initially was convicted of first-degree murder and kidnapping for her role in the death of 38-year-old David Owen. He disappeared in June 2006, and his body was found the next month.

But an appeal court ruled in July that her confession was involuntary and couldn’t be used against her during retrial. Sharp pleaded no contest on Sept. 15 to reduced charges of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated battery.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, https://www.cjonline.com

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