Man gets life, 25 years for 2 Valley murders

Posted at 4:50 PM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 21:00:21-04

A man convicted in the 2013 murder of a Mesa convenience store clerk and who pled guilty to a second murder just two weeks later will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

A judge on Friday sentenced Keishaun Green to natural life in prison in the murder of Ibrahim Robles, Sr. He was also sentenced to a consecutive 25-year term for a separate deadly shooting he was later linked to.

Green was found guilty in February of first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery. Police said evidence found at the second shooting linked Green to the first incident, and Friday's sentence reflects his acceptance of a plea to second-degree murder in that case.

“The defendant engaged in a brazen robbery attempt in which he callously murdered a completely innocent victim, and fled the scene.” said Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

Montgomery's office said Green committed another armed robbery and murder just two weeks later that resulted in the death of his drug dealer. Green had the same gun in his possession that was used in the convenience store murder.