• Melbourne man charged in woman's slaying held without bond


    MELBOURNE, Fla. - A Melbourne man found riding around in a slain woman's car has been charged with her death.

    On Saturday, a judge ordered 22-year-old Matthew Sharp be held without bond at the Brevard County jail. He now faces a charge of first degree murder.

    Around Leah Yoresh's Melbourne neighborhood on Friday there was a sense of relief that a suspect has been named in her killing.

    Sharp was already in custody when the murder charge was filed against him.  Detectives arrested him last month on a charge of grand theft after they found him riding in the victim's car.

    Investigators said that the car wasn't the only piece of evidence linking Sharp to the Yoresh's death.

    "There was blood evidence on his shoes that came back. The DNA test came back as being that of the Yoresh," said Sgt. Sheridan Shelly of the Melbourne Police Department.

    According to police documents, Sharp directed another person to use Yoresh's debit and credit cards.

    Investigators said Sharp told that individual that he had permission to use the cards and that his "sugar mama" gave him a budget of $300 to use.

    "There was enough probable cause to charge him with this crime," said Shelly.

    Police said two other people who were with Sharp on the day of his arrest accounted for their whereabouts during the week of Yoresh's murder.

    According to police, those two said didn't know Yoresh, who'd only lived in her Albert Drive home a short time before her death.

    "I'm just so thankful they caught him," said Sabrina Kennedy, who lives in Yoresh's neighborhood.

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