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Selma man sentenced to life for felony murder

A second suspect in the Cheers Package Store case pled guilty to felony murder Monday in the Dallas County Courthouse.

Rodney Walters Jr. was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole by Dallas County Circuit Court Judge Marvin Wiggins, according to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson.

Walters, 28. is a co-defendant in the murder of Orlando Robinson on Jan. 11, 2014 in front of the Cheers Package Store on Broad Street. Robinson was robbed, shot in the back and killed for the contents of his wallet, which had $43.

The other co-defendant, Maurice Pope, 27, was sentenced to life in prison without parole last week by Dallas County Circuit Court Judge Collins A. Pettaway.

Pope and Walters were both charged with capital murder on Jan. 12, 2014. Walters was the non-shooter.

“This was a completely senseless act, $43 is not going to make you rich,” Jackson said.