Crime - Sacto 911

Are men still imprisoned for murdering victim they mistook for someone else?

Q: I’d like to know if Walter Currie and Paul E. Davis are still incarcerated. They killed my brother Eldred Hardin in 1992.

Otistine, Sacramento

A: Walter Currie Jr. and Paul E. Davis are still in prison.

The two men were convicted of the May 11, 1992, stabbing death of 37-year-old Eldred Hardin, whom they mistook for someone else, according to stories in The Sacramento Bee.

Hardin was visiting the Dos Rios government-subsidized housing project, just north of downtown Sacramento, when his assailants mistook him for a person who had information about an earlier robbery of Davis. After the stabbing, Hardin staggered to a nearby apartment, where his pleas for help were ignored. He later was dragged away by residents to a lawn area where he died.

Davis, now 44 years old, is at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville.

Currie, 43, is at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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