- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

NEWBERRRY, S.C. (AP) - Prosecutors say a man has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting a Newberry salon owner in the head during a robbery after forcing him to unplug the business’ surveillance system.

Solicitor David Stumbo said in a news release that a Newberry County jury found Kenny Ruff guilty of murder Friday evening.

Authorities say Ruff went into Leslie’s Hair Salon in August 2015 to rob the business and killed 41-year-old Roberto Facio with a shot to the back of the head as the owner was on his knees.

Deputies found a trash bag with the salon’s damaged surveillance system and Ruff’s shirt the next day in a trash bin at a nearby apartment.

Stumbo says the FBI helped retrieve the surveillance footage, which was critical to convicting Ruff.

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