Man sen­tenced to 15 years in 1990 Mem­phis killing

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - REGION -

A man has been sen­tenced to 15 years in prison with­out pa­role in the 1990 shoot­ing death of a Mem­phis liquor store owner, ac­cord­ing to pros­e­cu­tors.

Shelby County Dis­trict At­tor­ney Amy Weirich said in a news re­lease that 61-year-old Stan­ley Owens was sen­tenced Wed­nes­day in Shelby County Crim­i­nal Court in the fa­tal shoot­ing of 47-year-old Ed­ward Askew.

Owens was con­victed of vol­un­tary man­slaugh­ter last month.

Mem­phis po­lice re­ceived a call three years ago from a fed­eral prison in­mate in Alabama who pro­vided ac­cu­rate de­tails of the shoot­ing that were never made pub­lic. He also iden­ti­fied Owens as the gun­man in the holdup.

A wit­ness iden­ti­fied Owens in a photo lineup and in court.

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