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Man convicted in gas station murder gets life

Joseph Tether found guilty of 1st-degree murder, attempted armed robbery

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 21-year-old man found guilty last week of murdering Nedzad Botonjic during a robbery attempt in Jacksonville in July 2014 was sentenced to life in prison.

Joseph Tether tried to rob Botonjic outside of a gas station on Atlantic Boulevard, police said.

When Botonjic resisted the robbery, Tether fired his gun five times, hitting Botonjic once in the chest, police said.

He then fled the scene, buried the gun and tried to destroy other evidence.

Tether was found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted armed robbery.