Man sentenced in gas station manager’s death

ANDERSON, S.C. — A jury in Anderson has convicted a man in the kidnapping and killing of gas station manager.

Multiple news outlets report 32-year-old Jeremiah Johnson was found guilty Wednesday of murder, armed robbery, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in the death of Chandrakant Patel in 2012.

Prosecutors say Patel was last seen leaving the gas station he and his family ran in Anderson on the night of July 1, 2012. His car was found abandoned in Fair Play two days later. His body was found July 11 in some woods a few miles from the Georgia state line.

Johnson was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Two people have been sentenced or pleaded guilty. A fourth person is expected to go to trial later this year.