Judge Sentences Shawn Carr To 20-To-60 More Years

September 27, 2013
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A judge in Jefferson County has handed a man who was sentenced to 8-to-16 years in prison in the heroin-related death of a 19 year-old woman to 20-to-60 more years for parole violations involving four other previous cases.

Judge John Foradora sentenced 30 year-old Shawn Carr to four consecutive 5-to-15-year terms in a series of drug-related cases.  Carr would not be released from prison until at least the age of 58.

Last month, Clarion County Judge James Arner sentenced Carr to 8-to-16 years in the death of Devan Knapp, from Brookville.  That sentence came with a recommendation that Carr not be released after the minimum eight years.

Carr entered guilty pleas in July in a case in which he was accused of helping Knapp take heroin at an apartment in Rimersburg, and then after Knapp died from the dosage, of driving Knapp’s body in her own car to a remote area near Fisher, where police say Carr arranged the scene to make it look like Knapp had overdosed there.

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