CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Logan Sinclair, the 21-year-old charged with aggravated murder, was sentenced on Thursday morning for murdering Robert Sposit, a Parma gas station owner. Sinclair was sentenced to life in prison. He will be eligible for parole after serving 50 years.
Police said Sinclair demanded money from Sposit during the 2015 armed robbery attempt. As Sinclair started to flee, he was shot by the gas station owner. Sposit attempted to restrain Sinclair until police arrived, but as he turned to call 911, Sinclair shot Sposit four times.
Before he was able to get away, police said Sinclair also threatened several other witnesses in the store.
Sinclair initially pleaded guilty, but withdrew his plea, which extended the trial. He was found guilty by jury on March 17.
During the sentencing, the victim's wife spoke to Sinclair and the courtroom with her children by her side. She begged that the judge does not give Sinclair the opportunity for parole later in his jail term. Sinclair also spoke. He apologized to the Sposit family and his own.