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Accused serial killer pleads not guilty in murder of former BREC commissioner

Ryan Sharpe walks into court in East Feliciana Parish on Jan. 9, 2018 (Source: WAFB) Ryan Sharpe walks into court in East Feliciana Parish on Jan. 9, 2018 (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

An accused serial killer was back in court Thursday morning.

Ryan Sharpe, 36, of Clinton, pleaded not guilty in East Baton Rouge Parish to second-degree murder in the shooting death of former BREC commissioner Carroll Breeden, who was killed outside his home in Pride in September.

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Sharpe is also facing murder charges in East Feliciana Parish for the shooting deaths of two other men.

He pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder earlier in January in the shooting death of Brad DeFranceschi, 48, also of Clinton. DeFranceschi was a well-known member of the Boy Scout community.

A trial date for the shootings in East Feliciana Parish is set for Aug. 27, 2018.

Sharpe is also charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Tommy Bass and attempted first-degree murder in the shooting of Buck Hornsby.

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