- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) - A 21-year-old man is jailed without bond after being accused in the shooting death of a convenience store clerk in his southeastern Missouri hometown.

New Madrid County prosecutors have charged Deion Martin of Parma with one count each of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery, and two counts of armed criminal action.

Investigators allege Martin shot 59-year-old Brenda Smith in the head May 18 at the D and L One Stop in Parma when she refused to open the store’s safe. Smith later died at a hospital.

Martin was arrested Sunday in the St. Louis area after police said they got a tip about his whereabouts.

Online court records don’t show whether Martin has an attorney to speak on his behalf. Martin does not have a listed home telephone number.

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