INDIANAPOLIS - A 19-year-old Indianapolis man pleaded guilty Friday to robbery and murder charges in the death of a Ricker's BP gas station employee.
Shayne Thompson accepted a plea deal Friday that will see him get no less than 65 years in prison for his part in three robberies, including one on September 25, of last year at the Ricker's BP gas station on West 38th Street that resulted in the shooting death of 39-year-old clerk Elvalide Ndiaye .
Ndiaye had only been on the job for two days when he was killed, according to his wife Tanya.
"It's just so sad that people, you know, be out trying to make a living, working hard. And somebody comes and robs him at his place of work and takes his life for something that didn't even belong to him." she said.
Thompson also pleaded guilty to robbing another convenience store that same day at the intersection of 71st Street and Keystone Avenue, as well as to charges of burglary, robbery and criminal confinement in connection with a September 18, 2013, home invasion.
Two other suspects, Ryan Clark and Janai Hudson, were also charged in in the gas station robbery and murder. Clark’s case is set for trial on August 25. Janai Hudson has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery and is awaiting sentencing.
No sentencing date has been set for Thompson yet.
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