A bank robbery suspect who police accused of scaring a woman to death has been sentenced to life in prison, the Canadian AP reports.
According to police, Larry Whitfield forced his way into the home of 79-year-old Mary Parnell in 2009, made her sit in a chair and then left her house soon after.
The autopsy findings showed Parnell died of a heart attack triggered by “stress during home invasion.” Authorities say Whitfield had entered Parnell’s home to hide after he allegedly fled a bank robbery at Gastonia Credit Union in 2009.
The 22-year-old had previously been convicted for attempted bank robbery, weapons offences and avoiding arrest for the attemped robbery.
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