Woman found guilty of attempted murder

Published 11:05 am Friday, March 7, 2014

COURTLAND—A Franklin woman is guilty of trying to murder an elderly paralyzed man in her care this past summer. The trial took place Thursday in Southampton County Circuit Court.



Erica Shandrika Bradshaw, 32, of Brandon Street, had pleaded not guilty at her arraignment last December. She had been a caretaker for Phillip Everette, who’s paralyzed from the neck down.

Everette had reported to authorities that on the night of July 1, his double-wide trailer had been burglarized. Further, he had been beaten, and an undisclosed amount of money was stolen. The power and telephone lines had been cut.

Following anonymous tips and interviews, investigators turned their attention to Bradshaw, according to Maj. Gene Drewery, spokesman for Southampton County Sheriff’s Office. She was charged and arrested soon after the incident.

Other charges against Bradshaw included breaking and entering at night and grand larceny. The malicious wounding charge was not prosecuted.

Bradshaw’s pre-sentence report is scheduled for Thursday, May 1.