Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo reported a Philadelphia man has been sentenced for his role in a botched robbery that resulted in the killing of a Woodlynne bakery owner.
Maurice Carter, M/32, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery. He pleaded guilty to the charge in September. He must serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.
He was one of four people convicted in connection with the October 14, 2009 shooting of Oscar Hernandez, M/29, during a failed robbery at Alex’s Bakery on the 1600 block of Ferry Avenue in Woodlynne.
William Cooper Jr., M/36, of Camden, and Rashawn Carter, M/29, of Philadelphia, were found guilty by a jury November 18. Both men were convicted on charges of Felony Murder, Armed Robbery and other offenses.
During Cooper and Rashawn Carter’s trial, Assistant Prosecutor Victoria Shilton presented evidence that led the jury to conclude Cooper fatally shot Hernandez during the botched robbery while the victim’s widow and several customers were in the store. Both Carters aided Cooper in the robbery, but none of the men were able to open the cash register and fled without any proceeds.
Another co-defendant, Latasha Baker, F/35, of Woodlynne, was convicted by a jury on counts of Felony Murder, Conspiracy and Robbery in April for acting as a lookout. She was sentenced in June to 45 years in state prison. She received an additional 18 months of incarceration to be served consecutively for a count of Hindering. She must serve 85 percent of her sentence before she is eligible for parole.
Cooper and Rashawn Carter are scheduled to be sentenced January 30. Both men face a maximum sentence of life in prison for Felony Murder.
Released Monday, December 18, 2014.