A 34-year-old Burlington Township man was sentenced Thursday to 24 years in state prison for the 2015 fatal shooting of a 42-year-old convenience store clerk in Willingboro, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said.
Eramus Canty pleaded guilty earlier this year to killing Matthew Mwinsori at the Quick N Go on Nov. 25, 2015.
Canty, who was sentenced in Superior Court in Mount Holly, admitted that he went to the store to commit a robbery, but was then chased by Mwinsori into the parking lot. Canty shot Mwinsori during a struggle. The Willingboro resident was pronounced dead at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County about an hour after being shot.