Man Sentenced in Armed Robbery
Jun. 15, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ A man implicated as a 13-year-old in the 1993 shooting of a tourist was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for the armed robbery of a grocery store.
Cedric Green, now 21, became a symbol for violent juvenile crime after British tourist Gary Colley was killed at a highway rest stop in north Florida in 1993, one of several foreign visitors killed in Florida over a 13-month period.
Four teen-agers were charged, but evidence placing Green at the shooting fell apart and he agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge. He was sentenced to 50 hours of community service.
Prosecutors say Green took part in a Winn-Dixie hold-up in July 1999. Because he wielded a gun, Green must serve at least 10 years of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole.
Colley and his companion, Margaret Jagger, were shot during a botched robbery attempt at a rest stop near Monticello, 35 miles east of Tallahassee. Jagger was wounded in the shooting.