Save Money in this Sunday's paper

comments

Charlotte man guilty in 2010 murder and robbery

A Charlotte man was sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted Tuesday in the 2010 robbery and murder of a man in a Charlotte apartment.

Franklin Marcus Grullon Jr. was convicted by a jury in Mecklenburg County Superior Court after a one-week trial. He also was found guilty on two counts of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Judge Robert Sumner handed Grullon, 23, a sentence of at least 12 1/2 additional years in prison for the robbery charges.

Grullon had been charged in connection with the shooting death of Kelvin Clark in early 2010. Police said Clark, 29, was found dead inside an apparently vacant apartment on Chasewood Drive, off Monroe Road.

Three others were charged in the case: Raymond Van Ervin, 38; Lizzette Celeste Drungo, 20; and Jasmine Monai Johnson, 21, entered guilty pleas and are awaiting sentencing.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107; Twitter: @slyttle
Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more



Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more


Quick Job Search
Salary Databases
Your 2 Cents
Share your opinion with our Partners
Learn More
CharlotteObserver.com