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CHICAGO (CBS) – A homeless man is now awaiting sentencing for the 2006 murder of a South Side KFC, who police say was shot for no reason following a robbery.
Larry Barlow, 50, was convicted of first-degree murder by a jury Thursday, in the slaying of Antoinette Means, 19, on June 25, 2006.
Barlow will face 45 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on July 7.
Means was managing the KFC at 8307 S. South Chicago Ave., when a man came in and stole $50 from the register. Nine employees and several customers were present at the 5:15 p.m. incident, in which Means pleaded with the robber to calm down before he shot her once in the chest.
“She gave him the money,” Means’ cousin, Tanisha Horton, told CBS 2 in 2006. “She told him, ‘I would give you the money, it’s no problem,’ and she gave him the money. He put it in his bag, and he had no reason to shoot her.”
Barlow fled the scene on foot, but was captured on a surveillance camera. Police created a photo spread which led to two witnesses identifying him, police said.
After he was arrested, witnesses also picked him out of a lineup, police said.
Barlow has what police called an extensive record of 31 arrests dating to 1977, including convictions for burglary, robbery and criminal sexual assault.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.