KC getaway driver nets 5 years in deadly robbery

OLATHE, Kansas (AP) — A getaway driver in a deadly northeast Kansas liquor store robbery has been sentenced to five years in prison.

The Kansas City Star reports that 34-year-old Larry Marshall Jr. received the sentence Friday after testifying last month at the Johnson County trial of his cousin, Bruce Ashley Jr. The trial ended with jurors convicting Ashley of first-degree murder and attempted aggravated robbery in killing of 61-year-old Gerry Grovenburg. Ashley is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

Marshall also had initially faced a murder charge but was allowed to plead guilty to lesser charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and aiding a felon.

Grovenburg had owned Mr. G’s Liquor Store in Shawnee for 35 years when he was killed in a May 2010 robbery attempt.

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