Five years later, convenience store clerk killer is going to prison

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – Five years after a convenience store clerk in Tabor City was shot and killed, the man who pulled the trigger is going to prison.

Today, a jury convicted 27-year-old Elias Antwan Collins of First-Degree murder,  Robbery with a Firearm, and Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery for his role in the shooting at the R&R Quick Mart in Tabor City.

In January of 2011, police found the store clerk, Abdo Ali Qoria, shot multiple times.  He died at the scene.

Collins faced a slew of armed robbery charges in South Carolina, once he was tried for those, he was extradited to North Carolina in 2014.

Collins was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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