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Jury finds 21-year-old guilty in Henrico clerk’s murder

Posted at 5:26 PM, Sep 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-25 13:49:54-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- After deliberating for hours, a jury handed down a guilty verdict Thursday morning for the 21-year-old man who shot and killed a Henrico convenience store.

Jamon Burroughs was convicted of capital murder for the January 2013 shooting death of Farooq Bhimdi.

Bhimdi, 64, owned the Express Way store off Mechanicsville Turnpike and was working behind the counter when police said Burroughs shot him multiple times.

Wednesday The jury of six men and six women began deliberating around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday. After more than four hours, jurors informed the judge that they wanted to return at 9:45 a.m. Thursday to resume deliberations.

Burroughs faced murder, robbery, burglary and weapons charges.

The interior of the Express Way was watched by multiple surveillance cameras covering every angle, capturing the 9:45 p.m. robbery on Monday, Jan. 30, 2013.

CBS 6 News' Mark Holmberg reported Bhimdi’s long experience with robberies played a big role in the arrest of Burroughs, charged with the murder of the upbeat  store owner much-loved in his community.

According to reports, prosecutors were not seeking the death penalty in this case because of Burroughs’ age and mental condition.

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