Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former Winnipeg Convenience Store Owner Gets 5 Years for Plot to Kill Partner

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former Winnipeg Convenience Store Owner Gets 5 Years for Plot to Kill Partner

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Former store owner sentenced to 5 years for murder plot

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WINNIPEG - A former Winnipeg convenience store owner has been sentenced to five years in prison for plotting to murder his business partner.

Amare Gebru, who is 44, was found guilty in June of conspiracy to commit murder in 2012.

Gebru, a landed immigrant, faces deportation to his home country of Ethiopia after serving his sentence.

Court heard during Gebru's trial that he conspired to kill his female business partner, who had also immigrated to Winnipeg, as a way out of a toxic work environment.

They bought Teddy's convenience store together in 2011 in what was supposed to be a 50-50 deal, but each of them testified that the other had contributed less money to the purchase.

Gebru's lawyer says he's been instructed to appeal the conviction and the sentence. …

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