A Dollar General store manager who helped orchestrate a robbery in 2017 that left one of her own employees dead was convicted of capital murder and sentenced Friday to life in prison, the district attorney’s office said.
Dinesha Renee Jackson, 28, helped an accomplice rob Dequan Donte Anderson, a shift manager at the Dollar General store at 525 Crosstimbers St. Jackson was his assistant manager.
“This young man was set up by his boss and cut down just days before Christmas,” District Attorney Kim Ogg said. “With this jury’s verdict, the defendant is headed to prison for the rest of her life and will never again harm anyone in our community.”
A message left with Jackson’s defense lawyer wasn’t returned Saturday.
Court records show Anderson was carrying $2,800 in a money bag from the store that he was taking to deposit in a bank. Authorities said Jackson conspired with Kaila Alexine Nelson to rob Anderson at gunpoint while he was transporting the money. Nelson was convicted of capital murder in the case last year.
Jackson told police she gave Nelson a description of Anderson, the time he would arrive at the store, and photographs of the money bag, court records show. The district attorney’s office said Jackson also texted the robber when Anderson was leaving the store with the money.
Nelson ambushed Anderson, authorities said and shot him four times after he refused to give her the bag.
Jackson’s cut was $500.
By: Houston Chronicle