Florida man gets life sentence for fatal robbery of $4

Posted at 6:40 AM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-22 06:40:59-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal robbery that earned him and an accomplice $4.

The Florida Times-Union reports that 27-year-old Erron Coleman was sentenced Thursday. He pleaded guilty last summer to second-degree murder.

Authorities say 20-year-old Daniel Eugene Rowe was taking out the trash behind the Blind Rabbit whiskey bar in July 2015 when Coleman and Devonte Hanford attacked him. Coleman has said he had planned to scare Rowe with a gun while Hanford grabbed the wallet, but Coleman ended up shooting Rowe twice in the head.

Coleman was later arrested and told police Hanford was his accomplice. Hanford was sentenced to 20 years in prison earlier this month after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.