- Associated Press - Thursday, August 13, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A man charged with robbing an Albuquerque jewelry store and fatally shooting a store clerk in 2013 has been convicted of first-degree murder and armed robbery.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1J1Lb32 ) a jury delivered the guilty verdict Tuesday against 26-year-old Manuel Gardner.

Police say Gardner had gone into National Jewelry Buyers and shot Richard Glass, who was working alone in the store. He took off with about $1,700.

Surveillance video of the incident was broadcast by Albuquerque media outlets in an attempt to locate the killer. He was captured almost two weeks later.

Gardner allegedly told other inmates that he had shot Glass for drug money.

Gardner had no previous criminal history. He faces life in prison for the murder plus an additional 10 years for the armed robbery.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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