A Maine woman who was indicted in June for driving a baseball field and killing a man with her car has been charged with manslaughter and heavy abuse this afternoon.
A grand jury last month filed a 15-count charge against 51-year-old Carol Sharrow, accusing her of running 68-year-old Douglas Parkhurst during a baseball game on June 1 at Goodall Park in Sanford.
A video from the baseball game showed Sharrow's car orbiting bases as referees and players ran for their lives.
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Carol Sharrow, 51 (left), must be charged in court for manslaughter and heavy ill-treatment for the downsizing and killing of Douglas Parkhurst, 68 (right) during a baseball game on June 1 in Maine
A big jury handed in a 15-point charge against Sharrow last month
Police have said that there seems to be no connection between Sharrow and Parkhurst, who was responsible for killing a four-year-old girl in a blow almost 50 years ago.
Prosecutors have not said whether alcohol played a role in Sharrow's quarrel, but she has two previous drunken driving convictions on her record.
Parkhurst would have died while saving the lives of children who participated in the game.
The Vietnam war veteran had been near a group of children when Sharrow's chestnut sedan entered the field and pushed them away from the road as she tried to stop the car.
The incident was recorded on video, with Sharrow's sedan reaching the bases and people running for their lives
After Sharrow hit Parkhurst, the police said she was driving away from the scene. He died on his way to the hospital.
In 1968, Parkhurst hit four-year-old Carolee Ashby with his car and killed it. He confessed to the crime in 2013 and admitted he had drunk that evening.
He was never charged because the statue of limitations had already expired. The police have said that there is no connection between the two incidents.
In 1968, Parkhurst hit the four-year-old Carolee Ashby with his car (photo) and only killed it in 2013
In a signed four-page confession, obtained by Syracuse.com, Parkhurst wrote that he was responsible and very sorry.
I know it in my heart and I'm 99.9 percent sure I would hit that girl with my 1962 tan Buick Special, & # 39; he wrote. & # 39; I'm very sorry. I can not change anything, but I hope that this apology will be accepted and I beg forgiveness.
& # 39; That was my car and it was the car that struck the little Ashby girl. & # 39;
Darlene McCann Ashby's sister said it was overwhelming to hear so many years of his death.
"It is ironic and justice is now done", she said.
McCann & # 39; s father died before he heard who had killed his daughter, while her mother died last year without ever receiving a personal apology from Parkhurst.
As many as 300 spectators stood on the stands and eight-year-olds were on the baseball field on the day that Parkhurst was killed.
If she is convicted of the charges against her, Sharrow may risk 30 years in prison.