FOX 66 News at Ten
One of the oldest criminal defendants to set foot in Detroit federal court is returning for a guilty plea in a drug case.
Leo Sharp is 89 years old and lives in Michigan City, Ind. In 2011, he was busted on Interstate 94 in Washtenaw County with more than 200 pounds of cocaine. When a state trooper stopped him, Sharp was upset and declared, "Just kill me and let me leave this planet."
Sharp is due in court Tuesday. He's one of 19 people under indictment. The government says he transported more than 1,400 pounds of cocaine to Michigan between 2009 and 2011.
Sharp was facing at least 10 years in prison if he had lost at trial.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Tuesday, October 8 2013, 09:59 AM EDT
National News Headlines
|When pigs fly? Not on this US Airways plane|
|This was a pig that truly could not fly.|
|A glance at nationwide protests sparked by Ferguson shooting, local efforts to recover|
|Protesters turned out in several U.S. cities on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.|
|Death row inmate's prison food complaint rejected|
|A federal judge in Connecticut has rejected the arguments of a home invasion killer on death row who complained that the food he is being served in prison is not kosher.|
|Air Force: 4-state bomber training zone would see low-altitude flights, large-scale exercises|
|Any given location across a sprawling area of the Northern Plains could see up to nine low-altitude overflights by military aircraft annually under a proposed expansion of an Air Force bomber training area detailed Friday.|
|Son arrested in nearby town 5 days after woman was run over and killed in Biddeford, Maine|
|Police have arrested a man accused of running over and killing his mother in Maine before fleeing nearly a week ago.|
|Black Friday Beer: Hundreds line up in cold, snowy weather for chance to buy Milwaukee beer|
|Some people wait for hours in the cold to buy cheap televisions or video games.|
|1,200 Black Friday paychecks late after Pennsylvania county's payroll boss goes on vacation|
|About 1,200 government employees in a northeastern Pennsylvania county are getting their Black Friday paychecks late because the person in charge of payroll went on vacation and didn't approve an electronic transfer.|
|UPMC employee died of cyanide, but authorities still investigating how that happened|
|A University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employee found dead at work earlier this month was killed by cyanide poisoning.|
|In Ferguson's shadow, NYC grand jury nears decision on criminal charges in chokehold death|
|A New York City grand jury is quietly nearing a decision in a case that's drawn comparisons to the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.|
|US stocks end mostly lower, weighed down by tumbling oil prices|
|U.S. stocks are ending mostly lower as falling crude prices weigh on the market in a holiday-shortened session.|