- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man at a North Little Rock convenience store.

Samuel Marquis Douglas also pleaded guilty Monday to being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was charged in the April death of 20-year-old Xavier Lamond Woods.

Douglas was 18 at the time of the slaying. Prosecutors said Woods was struck seven times by gunfire when he was in a car outside the gas station. Prosecutors said Woods ran into the store for help and died in the lap of a woman who tried to assist him.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1cjwk4Z ) that Douglas must serve 28 years of his sentence before he’s eligible for parole.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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