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Daniel Sharpe not guilty of murdering Andrew Drake in Surfside but convicted of manslaughter



Daniel Sharpe, a 20-year-old Batemans Bay man who stabbed a neighbour to death in 2019, has been found guilty of manslaughter but acquitted of murder by a New South Wales Supreme Court jury.

Andrew Drake, 29, died as he lay on the lawn of a house in Surfside, on the NSW South Coast, as his sister called triple-0.

Sharpe never denied the stabbing, but says he did it to protect his father.

Andrew and Penny Drake had slipped over the back fence to visit their neighbours for a late night…

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