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Armed Robber Gets Life: Accomplice Was Slain By Store Owner

Armed Robber Gets Life:  Accomplice Was Slain By Store Owner

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A former East St. Louis man who robbed a pawn shop has been sentenced to life in prison over the slaying of his accomplice, who was shot by the store owner.

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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