Man charged in murder of former University of Michigan professor

Posted at 1:20 PM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 18:20:41-04

A man is facing multiple felony charges in the murder of former University of Michigan Professor Robert Sharp.

Robert Sharp, 77, was found dead inside his home on June 11 when officers were conducting a welfare check.

Isom Hamilton was arraigned on June 29 and given the following charges:

  • Open Murder Homicide
  • Armed Robbery
  • 1st Degree Arson
  • Home Invasion
  • Mutilated Dead Body

Bond was denied. His probable cause conference is scheduled for July 12.

Sharp was a retired Chemistry professor for the University of Michigan Chemistry Department and began his career with the university in 1969.