The getaway driver in the 2010 robbery and killing of a Shawnee liquor store owner was sentenced Friday to five years in prison.
Larry Marshall Jr. initially was charged with murder along with his cousin and co-defendant, Bruce Ashley Jr., in the death of 61-year-old Gerry Grovenburg.
But Marshall, 34, pleaded guilty to lesser charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and aiding a felon. He testified at Ashley’s trial last month.
A Johnson County jury found Ashley, 31, guilty of first-degree murder and attempted aggravated robbery. His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 10.
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Grovenburg, who owned Mr. G’s Liquor Store at 76th Street and Quivira Road for 35 years, was shot to death in a May 2010 robbery attempt.
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