A man convicted earlier this month on armed robbery and shooting charges was sentenced in an Elberton courtroom last week to a total of 65 years in prison by Judge Thomas Hodges.
Ousman Nyane was convicted on all five charges relating to an armed robbery and the shooting of a cashier at the Hull Golden Pantry last September following a two-day trial in Madison County Superior Court earlier this month.
The charges included: attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of tools (wearing body armor) for the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
During the early morning robbery last September, two males wearing dark clothing and with their faces covered robbed the clerk and shot him twice during a struggle. The second defendant Corrie D. Norman, is still awaiting trial.
Nyane is being held in the Madison County Jail awaiting transfer to a state correctional facility.