TROY, Ala (WDHN) — A Pike County man who pled guilty to capital murder in the death of a Troy store clerk will receive life without parole.

27-year-old Leon Terrell Flowers is accused of killing Neil Purush Kumar, a graduate student and store clerk in 2019.

Flowers pled guilty to capital murder robbery on Monday, January 30.

Authorities say Flowers killed Kumar during a robbery at the J&S Buy Rite convenience store where Kumar worked.

At the time of the murder, Flowers was on parole after a previous manslaughter conviction.

Flowers was remanded to the Pike County Sheriff’s Office after sentencing.