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Man sentenced to life for execution murder of OC store owner

March 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A man was sentenced to life in state prison without the possibility of parole for his role in the shooting-murder of a liquor store owner while burglarizing the store.

Raheem Abdul Edwards, 30, was sentenced Friday in a Santa Ana courtroom. His co-defendant, 30-year-old Robert Quenton Feeney received the same sentenced in June 2008.

On Dec. 15, 2000, Edwards and Feeney went to the Lucky Seven Liquor Mart in Anaheim wearing hooded sweatshirts and gloves. The store owner, 57-year-old Haeng Shin Kim, was working behind the counter.

Feeney pulled a firearm, and as Kim began to run to the front of the store, Feeney shot the victim one time in the back. The victim fell to the ground and tried to escape by crawling to the door, but Feeney executed him by shooting him in the back of the head.

Edwards then stole money from the cash register. A customer pulled into the parking lot and the defendants fled the scene. The customer found the victim and called 911.

Kim was pronounced dead at the scene. The murder was captured on surveillance cameras from the liquor store.

Edwards was extradited from New York to Orange County in July 2009, where he was serving a life sentence for a murder in New York that he committed after the murder of Kim.