Robber gets death sentence in murder of Popeye's Chicken manager

Robber gets death sentence in murder of Popeye's Chicken manager

Credit: Harris County Sheriff's Office

47-year-old George Curry

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by The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 21 at 12:18 PM

HOUSTON -- A man convicted in the fatal shooting of a Harris County fast food restaurant manager during a robbery has been sentenced to death.
    
A Harris County jury on Thursday sentenced 47-year-old George Curry to death in the slaying of 19-year-old Edward Virappen, who was killed during a robbery at Popeye's Chicken in May 2009.
    
A Crime Stoppers tip led to Curry's arrest about two months later. Eyewitnesses then identified Curry from a photo lineup, and he was arrested at his home.

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