The man who killed a Rock Hill teen clerk at a South Carolina store in January has pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to life in prison today.

Christopher Benjamin Mendez, 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 in York County court to shooting Karson Whitsell, 19, at The Peach Stand in Fort Mill.

Mendez had also pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Mendez was officially sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. By pleading guilty, Mendez avoids a potential death penalty trial.

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