The Sloopy's Bar murders
Chronology:3-19-94 -- Ferraro and Knapke were found dead in Sloopy's after an apparent robbery attempt. Each had been struck in the head more than 18 times with a hammer taken from the bar's tool box.
6-3-94 -- Police arrested Emerick, a former manager of the now-defunct T.B. Hopkins bar in the Oregon District, at his home on Hickory St. in the adjacent South Park neighborhood.
1-19-96 -- Emerick's trial began.
2-8-96 -- After deliberating for 11 hours the jury found Emerick guilty of aggravated murder.
2-10-96 -- The jury spared Emerick from the death penalty, but Judge Barbara Gorman sentenced him to two consecutive life terms without possiblity for parole for 30 years on each count. In addition, Judge Gorman sentenced Emerick to 10-25 years for robbery.
File created: 2-8-96Updated: 2-11-96