Houston man who shot construction worker during robbery given 50-year prison sentence

A Houston man received a decades-long prison sentence for a violent robbery in 2016 where he and an accomplice both shot a construction worker.

Michael Earl Marshall, 29, was found guilty of first-degree aggravated robbery Tuesday and was sentenced to 50 years in prison Wednesday.

Marshall already has filed paperwork appealing the conviction and sentence, according to court records.

The robbery unfolded in the mid-afternoon of Feb. 27, 2016, at a home in the 5700 block of Rietta in northeast Houston. Marshall and John Douglas Osby, 29, targeted a construction worker inside the attic of a home on that street, according to court documents.

The pair entered the home, went to stairs that led to the attic and demanded the worker give up his wallet. The construction worker threw down $150 in cash to Marshall and Osby.

While Osby stayed behind to keep an eye on the victim, Marshall ran outside and tried to steal the worker’s truck. The worker tried to climb down from the attic to stop Marshall, but Osby pulled a gun out and threatened him, according to court records. NEW FOCUS: Houston police to focus on certain types of domestic violence cases The two began to fight over the […]

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