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Man gets life for killing former Marine

Killing was result of robbery attempt at gas station

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Lucious Jackson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man convicted last week of murdering a former Marine two years ago was sentenced Monday to life in prison.

Luscious Jackson, 23, was convicted last week of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 50-year-old Gregory Chisholm in April 2010 during an attempted robbery at a Edgewood Avenue BP gas station.

Prosecutors said Chisholm refused to give up his wallet and threw change at Jackson in an attempt to distract him.  During a struggle that followed. Chisholm was shot and killed.

Gregory Chisholm

Police said Jackson admitted to two people that he had been out pulling robberies that night. In each case, he said Chisholm tried to get the gun away from him and he fired one shot and fled, not knowing if he killed his victim.

In addition to the life sentence for the murder charge, Judge Adrian Soud also sentenced Jackson to 25 years for the attempted robbery.