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Dollar General store manager convicted of robbery in the death of her own employee

A Dollar General store manager who helped orchestrate a 2017 robbery that killed one of his own employees was convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison on Friday, the district attorney’s office said. district.

Dinesha Renee Jackson, 28, helped an accomplice rob Dequan Donte Anderson, a shift manager at the Dollar General store at 525 Crosstimbers St. Jackson was her assistant manager.

“This young man was set up by his own boss and shot a few days before Christmas,” District Attorney Kim Ogg said. “With this jury’s verdict, the defendant is headed to jail for the rest of her life and will never harm anyone in our community again.”

A message left for Jackson’s defense attorney was not returned on Saturday.

Court records show Anderson was carrying $2,800 in a bag of cash from the store that he was taking to deposit in a bank. Authorities say Jackson conspired with Kaila Alexine Nelson to rob Anderson at gunpoint while he was carrying the cash. Nelson was convicted of capital murder in the case last year.

Jackson told police she gave Nelson a description of Anderson, the time he would arrive at the store and photos of the bag of money, according to court records. The district attorney’s office said Jackson also texted the robber as Anderson left the store with the cash.

Nelson ambushed Anderson, authorities said, and shot him four times after he refused to give her the bag.

Jackson’s cut was $500.

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