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‘No justice’ for Andrew Drake as Surfside man’s killer found guilty of manslaughter



Andrew Drake

Andrew Drake, pictured in the Sierra Nevada Mountains while he was working as a horseman. Photo: Lucy Wessell.

Daniel James Sharpe has been cleared of murdering Andrew Drake in Batemans Bay, although he has been found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Since the start of February, the 20-year-old from Tarago has been on trial in the Queanbeyan Supreme Court over the stabbing death of Mr Drake at a home in Surfside late in the night of 13 April 2019.

NSW Police found Mr Drake with multiple stab wounds to his torso and he died at the scene.

Sharpe later pleaded not guilty to his murder.

READ MORE: Tarago man pleads not guilty over death of Andrew Drake in Surfside

On Tuesday, the jury unanimously agreed Sharpe was not guilty…

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