A North Texas man accused of killing two people outside a bar has been sentenced to life in prison for an unrelated earlier armed robbery.
Investigators say 22-year-old Robert Earl Bell Jr. of Fort Worth was convicted last week in a July 3, 2009, attack. Christopher Richardson survived being shot outside a Fort Worth apartment complex.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports jurors deliberated about 45 minutes Monday before giving Bell the maximum prison term.
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Bell is charged with capital murder in the July 11, 2009, robbery and shooting deaths of two men outside a lounge in Arlington. Records show Bell was on parole from the juvenile system at the time of the crimes.