make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Teen sentenced to life in prison for robbery killing

READ MORE:

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) -- A teenager has been sentenced to life in prison after a jury found him guilty of killing a Florence pawn shop employee during a robbery.

The Morning News of Florence reports jurors took just over two hours Wednesday to find 18-year-old Tavario Brunson guilty of murder.

Authorities say Brunson killed 33-year-old Stephen Deaver and wounded a second employee at Rick's Pawn Shop in April 2011.

Prosecutors say Brunson swept jewelry and other items into a trash bag, but it was so full that it burst as he tried to get away.

Brunson confessed to police, saying he robbed the pawn shop because his family needed money. He said he shot Deaver because it looked like he might be reaching for something.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.