Suffolk man found guilty of first-degree murder

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 8, 2003

Staff report

A jury found a Suffolk man guilty of six felony charges, including first-degree murder, on Wednesday.

Eric A. Harden, 21, was convicted in the Sept. 7 murder of Shawn White. According to testimony, Harden shot White four times as he was attempting to rob him and another man on a downtown Suffolk street.


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In addition to the first-degree murder charge, Hardy was found guilty of using a firearm to commit a murder, two counts of attempted robbery and two counts of using a firearm in an attempted robbery.

The jury recommended that Harden receive the maximum sentence – life plus 33 years -for his crimes.

Circuit Court Westbrook J. Parker ordered a pre-sentencing report and is slated to sentence Harden on July 24.