The Shawnee County District Attorney announced Tuesday that Kimberly Sharp will be sentenced Sept. 30 for voluntary manslaughter and aggravated battery in the death of 38-year-old David Owen, a homeless advocate from Topeka who disappeared in June 2006. His body was found the next month.
An appeals court in July ordered a new trial for Sharp, ruling that her confession was involuntary and should not have been admitted at her first trial. The court said the confession couldn’t be used in a new trial.
Owen was killed during a confrontation at a homeless camp near Topeka.
Two men also were convicted of first-degree murder in Owen’s death. Another person was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.