Nunez agrees to plea in Darren Sharper drug and rape case - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

breaking

Nunez agrees to plea in Darren Sharper drug and rape case

Erik Nunez pleaded guilty to federal charges of  drug distribution on Monday. (Source: NOPD) Erik Nunez pleaded guilty to federal charges of drug distribution on Monday. (Source: NOPD)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Erik Nunez, one of two men accused of conspiring to drug and rape women with former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper, entered a plea deal to drug distribution in federal court Monday morning.

Both Brandon Licciardi, a former St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s deputy, and Nunez, a former steakhouse waiter from Metairie faced several charges in the rape conspiracy that occurred between 2013 and 2014.

Jury selection for Licciardi started shortly after 9 a.m Monday.

Licciardi was charged with witness tampering, obstructing a federal grand jury, and conspiring to distribute illegal and prescription drugs with the intent to commit rape.

Nunez was charged with destroying evidence. Prosecutors say a cellphone that contained text messages from Sharper, and at least one of the two women they are accused of raping. Nunez was also charged with drug distribution which he now pleaded guilty to on Monday as part of the agreement.

Under the deal, which could be rejected by the judge, Nunez would receive 10 years in prison, and prosecutors would drop the other charges.

Both Nunez and Licciardi had pleaded not guilty, but Nunez's plea changed.

Sharper took a plea deal on charges he drugged and raped at least nine women in Louisiana, California, Arizona, and Nevada.

Licciardi's trial is expected to take two weeks.

Copyright 2016 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

    Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

    Friday, July 20 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-07-20 11:26:30 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-07-21 02:12:29 GMT
    (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP). Emergency responders work at Table Rock Lake after a deadly boat accident in Branson, Mo., Thursday, July 19, 2018. A sheriff in Missouri said a tourist boat has apparently capsized on the lake, leavin...(Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP). Emergency responders work at Table Rock Lake after a deadly boat accident in Branson, Mo., Thursday, July 19, 2018. A sheriff in Missouri said a tourist boat has apparently capsized on the lake, leavin...
    Dive teams will resume searching for five people still missing after a tourist boat capsized and sank in a southwestern Missouri lake.more>>
    Dive teams will resume searching for five people still missing after a tourist boat capsized and sank in a southwestern Missouri lake.more>>
  • SC dentist has ladies flocking for teeth cleanings after 'In My Fillings' challenge

    SC dentist has ladies flocking for teeth cleanings after 'In My Fillings' challenge

    Friday, July 20 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-07-20 17:53:18 GMT
    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately. (Source: Constantine Dental/Facebook)A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately. (Source: Constantine Dental/Facebook)
    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately. (Source: Constantine Dental/Facebook)A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately. (Source: Constantine Dental/Facebook)

    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately.  

    more>>

    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately.  

    more>>
  • Family: 2 victims killed in Branson duck boat accident from Osceola

    Family: 2 victims killed in Branson duck boat accident from Osceola

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-07-20 01:19:53 GMT
    Friday, July 20 2018 9:25 PM EDT2018-07-21 01:25:56 GMT
    An accident involving an amphibious boat was reported Thursday night at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. (Source: KY3 via Mandi Rogers)An accident involving an amphibious boat was reported Thursday night at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. (Source: KY3 via Mandi Rogers)
    An accident involving an amphibious boat was reported Thursday night at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. (Source: KY3 via Mandi Rogers)An accident involving an amphibious boat was reported Thursday night at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri. (Source: KY3 via Mandi Rogers)

    Authorities say divers found six bodies Friday morning, bringing the death toll to 17, according to St. Louis television station KMOV.

    more>>

    Authorities say divers found six bodies Friday morning, bringing the death toll to 17, according to St. Louis television station KMOV.

    more>>
Powered by Frankly