South Florida

Man Gets Life Sentence for Fatal Store Robbery

A man has been sentenced to life in prison for the killings of two South Florida convenience store clerks during a robbery.

The Palm Beach Post reports that Robert Alvarez was sentenced Tuesday immediately after a jury convicted him of two counts of first-degree murder and a single count of armed robbery.

Alvarez and co-defendant Darnell Razz were previously convicted in 2012, but those convictions were later overturned. Razz was convicted again last June and sentenced to life in October.

Authorities say Ralston Muller and Michael Dean Bennett were fatally shot during a masked robbery caught on video at a Greenacres Circle K convenience store in April 2010. Prosecutors acknowledged that Razz was the one who pulled the trigger but argued that Alvarez was just as responsible for the deaths.

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