Man Gets Life for Murder of Parma Sunoco Owner
| Sinclair, center, learns his fate on April 20, 2017
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that Logan Sinclair was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 50 years. The defendant robbed and killed the owner of a Sunoco gas station located in Parma.
On November 28, 2015, Sinclair, then 21, entered the Sunoco gas station at 5385 Pearl Road and pointed his gun at Mr. Sposit and demanded money from the cash register.
Sinclair took the money 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. As Mr. Sposit turned his head to ask witnesses to call 911, Sinclair fatally shot him four times.
Sinclair then pointed his firearm and shot at one witness and wrestled with another before fleeing the store. Parma Police apprehended him a few hours later hiding at a house on W. 46th St. in Parma.
In October 2016, Sinclair pled guilty to Aggravated Murder, Aggravated Robbery, and Felonious Assault, but quickly withdrew his plea, claiming self-defense and asked for a jury trial. On March 16, 2017, the jury found him guilty of Aggravated Murder, Murder, Felonious Assault, Kidnapping, and Aggravated Robbery.
“Business owners are the backbone of our community,” said Prosecutor O’Malley. “We are reminded all too often these hard-working people are targeted by cowards. Today justice was served, but the sentence will not fill the void of this family’s tragic loss.”
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