Friday, October 29, 2010

Man arraigned in NYC store clerk's killing 

A man has pleaded not guilty in the shooting of a popular Brooklyn store clerk who died while trying to protect a customer.

Eion Klass was held without bail after his arraignment Friday. His lawyer, Victor M. Brown, declined to comment.

Prosecutors say Klass killed 34-year-old Yoseph Robinson during a botched robbery at MB Vineyards in August.

They say Robinson was shot as he tried to stop the gunman from taking a woman's jewelry. The robber fled empty-handed.

Residents said Robinson enjoyed telling customers about his spiritual journey converting to Judaism. Dozens of people from the heavily Orthodox and Hasidic neighborhood paid their respects outside the store.

The 33-year-old Klass faces life in prison without parole if convicted of first-degree murder. His next court date is Dec. 21.


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