This is really ridiculous…18 years for $94???
A Rock Hill woman will spend the next 18 years behind bars, with no chance at parole, after she robbed a convenience store last August of $94 in cash.
On Friday, a jury found 40-year-old Connie Murray Dumas guilty of armed robbery and possession of a pistol during a violent crime, a release from the 16th Circuit Solicitor’s Office states.
The solicitor’s office says Dumas entered the One Stop convenience store on Albright Road on August 9th, pointed a small automatic pistol at the clerk and demanded money. The robbery was caught on the store’s security camera.
Dumas was able to get away with $94 in cash from the store, the solicitor’s office states, but a witness was able to give police a description of Dumas and her vehicle. She was pulled over a short time later by Rock Hill police.
According to the release, Dumas initially signed a confession, saying she robbed the store because her home was in foreclosure. During the trial, she recanted that confession saying she didn’t commit the robbery because she had “ample available money” in a North Carolina bank account.
Throughout the trial, Dumas maintained that she didn’t have a gun in the store and what was seen on camera was her car keys and cell phone.
SMH. Something is a little fishy here…