Plea entered in the deadly shooting at Parma Sunoco
10/24/2016 5:00:00 PM
The Aggravated Murder trial of Logan Sinclair was to begin today, but
instead the 22-year-old pled guilty to the killing of Sunoco owner Robert Sposit on November 28, 2015.
In addition to Aggravated Murder, Sinclair also pled guilty to three counts of
Aggravated Robbery and two counts of Felonious Assault. He faces up to life in prison.
Investigation shows that Sinclair entered the Sunoco gas station at 5385 Pearl Road in Parma and pointed his gun at Mr. Sposit, the store’s owner, and demanded money from the cash register. Sinclair removed the cash and attempted to flee the store when Mr. Sposit, 50, shot at Sinclair. Sinclair fell to the ground and Mr. Sposit attempted to detain him at gunpoint. As Mr. Sposit turned his head to ask witnesses to call 911, Sinclair fatally shot him four times.
Defendant Sinclair then pointed his firearm and shot at one witness and wrestled with another before fleeting the store. Parma Police found him a few hours later hiding at a house on West 46th Street in Parma.
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Brian Corrigan accepted the plea and will sentence Sinclair on Monday, November 14, 2016.
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