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Plea deal leaves 1 defendant in Sharper case

3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago July 11, 2016 Jul 11, 2016 Monday, July 11 2016 July 11, 2016 12:02 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - A co-defendant in the drug and sexual assault case that brought down former NFL star Darren Sharper has reached a plea deal.

Former restaurant worker Erik Nunez has agreed to enter a guilty plea in the case. That leaves one more defendant, former St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Licciardi, to face trial. Jury selection began Monday shortly after the plea bargain with Nunez was announced in federal court.

Details of the agreement have not yet been posted in public records, and the judge in the case could still reject it.

Opening arguments in Licciardi's trial are set for Friday. Sharper has pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges arising from allegations that he drugged and raped women in Arizona, Nevada, California and Louisiana.

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