BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, S.C (AP/WVOC) - A former McDonald's manager has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for setting up a robbery at his restaurant that ended with an employee being killed.
The state Attorney General's Office says 32-year-old Roderquiz Cook was found guilty of murder, attempted armed robbery and conspiracy in Lexington County.
Prosecutors say Cook had a cousin and a friend stage a robbery while he was night manager at the Batesburg-Leesville McDonald's in October 2010.
Authorities say the men were supposed to hold up 57-year-old Willie Jennings as he took out the trash and force him back into the restaurant.
Prosecutors say Cook sent Jennings out with the trash, but the employee fought with the men and was shot once.
The others charged are awaiting trial, but testified against Cook.