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Man Charged In 25-Year-Old Shooting Death In Memphis

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Posted at 7:11 AM, Jul 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-04 16:26:43-04

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 59-year-old man has been indicted in the fatal shooting of a liquor store owner during a holdup 25 years ago.

The Shelby County district attorney's office says Stanley Owens was arrested last year after two witnesses identified him as the person who shot 47-year-old Edward Askew on Feb. 9, 1990. The district attorney's office said Wednesday that Owens has been indicted on a charge of first-degree murder in the perpetration of aggravated robbery.

Prosecutors say a robber tried to hold up the Memphis liquor store where Askew worked. According to prosecutors, Askew and Owens fought over a handgun, and Askew was killed by one shot. Prosecutors say Owens was wounded in the thigh but escaped.

Owens is being held in the Shelby County Jail on $800,000 bond.

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