Life Sentence for Homicide During Robbery

Life Sentence for Homicide During Robbery
Photo: Eric William Atkinson

LOS ANGELES – On September 17, 2013 at 8:50 pm, at the Happy Bargain 99 Cents discount store in the 7400 block of South Broadway, a man entered and attempted a robbery.  During the commission of the robbery, store clerk Martha Sanchez was shot and killed.  She was a mother of five children.

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Atkinson entering store

35-year-old Eric William Atkinson was sentenced to life in prison yesterday after being found guilty on January 22 of murder in this crime. He was also was found guilty of witness intimidation and being a  felon with a gun.

A surveillance camera at the store captured the incident. Atkinson will not be allowed a chance for parole for the rest of his life.

 

Life Sentence for Homicide During Robbery was last modified: February 21st, 2018 by admin
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