Paris Sharpe Bio/Wiki
A court heard how a drunk man allegedly choked a three-year-old girl named Paris Sharpe to death by sitting on her while she napped on a sofa at her Michigan home.
Prosecutors claim that John Graves sat on Paris Sharpe for long enough to cause the toddler’s death by suffocation.
He was 3 years old.
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According to Michigan Live, the 55-year-old was extradited from Iowa to Saginaw County to face a charge relating to Paris‘ death.
According to her obituary, Paris “had a smile that lit up the room.”
Graves was arraigned before District Judge David Hoffman on Friday, July 2 on one count of involuntary manslaughter, a 15-year felony if convicted. Paris died on September 20th, when Graves was visiting a Bridgeport residence.
Prosecutors claim he became inebriated and sat on her while she was sleeping on the couch. Since prosecutors were awaiting toxicology results from Paris’ autopsy, a warrant for Graves’ arrest was not issued until May 25. Graves was detained in Des Moines, Iowa, in the latter week of June.
Graves’ defense attorney, John van Benschoten, told the judge after his arraignment that he was homeless. Judge Hoffman set Graves’ bond at $85,000 cash-surety after learning that if he is released, he plans to stay at the Saginaw Rescue Mission.
His case has been scheduled for a pre-examination conference on July 9 at 2.20 p.m., according to M Live. The obituary in Paris’s Paradise Funeral Chapel reads: “She was so sweet and energetic and stood out with her sandy brown hair. That is one of the reasons we called her Pear Bear.”
Paris also “loved music and most of all she loved taking selfies with her grandmother’s phone.
“Paris will truly be missed by our entire family.”
One of the many tributes she received was from her grandmother, who wrote: “Pear bear Nana love you and miss you so much.
“I’m going to miss your energetic smile the way you would grab Nanny face and give me a kiss, you may have been spoiled to some you are perfect to me goodbye my birthday gift.”