Alabama man sentenced in $43 robbery, slaying of store clerk

Alabama man sentenced in $43 robbery, slaying of store clerk
Maurice Pope was found guilty of capital murder in connection to a 2014 shooting. (Source: Selma Police Department)

SELMA, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the robbery and slaying of a clerk whose wallet contained just $43 when he was shot to death.

Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson announced on Thursday that 27-year-old Maurice Pope was found guilty of capital murder. He won’t be eligible for parole.

News outlets reported that Pope and a codefendant were accused of killing Selma package store employee Orlando Robinson in January 2014.

Prosecutors and police alleged the two entered the store, eyed the cash register and followed him outside.

Investigators determined Pope shot Robinson in the back and the men stole his wallet.

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