A woman set up her fellow employee to rob him as he transported a money bag. But the robbery turned into a murder.
Now, the assistant manager will never be free again.
Dinesha Renee Jackson, 28, was recently convicted of capital murder after a five-day trial in Texas, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. It took the jury less than an hour to reach its verdict.
The conviction meant a life in prison sentence was mandatory.
Prosecutors said Jackson was an assistant manager at a Houston-area Dollar General. On Dec. 17, 2017, Jackson worked with Kalia Nelson to rob Dequan Anderson, who worked as a shift leader at the same store.
Investigators said Jackson planned the attack and then texted Nelson when Anderson left the store.
Nelson ambushed Anderson and emptied her 9mm handgun at him, prosecutors said. He was shot four times.
“This young man was set up by his own boss and cut down just days before Christmas,” District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement. “With this jury’s verdict, the defendant is headed to prison for the rest of her life and will never again harm anyone in our community.”
Anderson was engaged when he was killed and working to become a full-time photographer, prosecutors said. His fiancée and both his and her family sat in the courtroom for Jackson’s trial.
Nelson was previously convicted of capital murder in the case.
Anderson’s mother spoke during the sentencing and addressed Jackson for her role in killing her child.
““I do believe that justice was served today and I hope now that you will have the time to sit and think about what you have done.,” she said, according to the district attorney’s office.