Man convicted of Guerneville murder says he didn't do it
SANTA ROSA, Calif. —
A man convicted of murdering his Guerneville neighbor claimed in a jailhouse interview Monday that he didn't do it.
Andrew Sharkey will be sentenced to more than 32 years in prison next month after pleading no contest in the 2009 strangling death of Michael Tillman.
Sharkey and his business partner Gary Scott were growing marijuana together when they decided to steal cash from Tillman. After Tillman's body was found, Scott called in a tip that Sharkey was the killer.
Now, Sharkey told The Santa Rosa Press Democrat Scott slipped a steel wire around Tillman's throat.
Scott was charged with being an accessory to murder, and Friday, was sentenced to three years' probation in exchange for cooperating.
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