LOS ANGELES – More than two years have passed since a 7-Eleven store clerk in Highland Park was gunned down, now the two responsible have been sentenced to life in prison. Rasheen Childs, 22, and Bryant Sherell Moore, 21, were both found guilty of first-degree murder in February and were both sentenced on Wednesday. The pair was also found guilty of the special circumstance of murder during the attempted commission of a robbery.
The prosecutor said that on December 22, 2013, Childs and Moore entered the store in the 6100 block of North Figueroa Street. Both men posted as customers and Childs approached Gonzalo Garcia, the 31-year-old store clerk pointing a gun at him. Garcia, in fear for his life, began to run away. Childs shot the clerk and fled the scene with Moore. Garcia was transported to the hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries.
The two were also found guilty of charges related to a series of robberies in late 2013. Childs was found guilty of 18 counts of second-degree robbery and one count of false imprisonment by violence. Moore was convicted of 10 counts of second-degree robbery and one count each of attempted second-degree robbery and false imprisonment by violence.
Eric Carter, a third defendant was found guilty of multiple counts of robbery and personal use of a firearm. He was sentenced to 39 years and eight months in prison on July 1st, Los Angeles County District Attorney officials said.
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