Illinois Robber Gets Life for Death of Accomplice
Though he never fired a gun, 55-year-old Gregory Muse was convicted in April of first-degree murder in the death. He was sentenced Friday. He and 34-year-old Corey Ranson robbed Pawn Pros in East St. Louis in 2011. The owner shot Ranson as the men fled with jewelry and money.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Muse was tried under a statute allowing someone to be prosecuted for the death of an accomplice during a forcible felony.
It was his second trial. Muse's first conviction was tossed after the previous judge pleaded guilty to heroin and weapons charges.
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