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Man sentenced for shooting clerk twice during Conway-area robbery

Michael Stenger. (Source: 15th Circuit Solicitor's Office) Michael Stenger. (Source: 15th Circuit Solicitor's Office)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – A Murrells Inlet man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to shooting a convenience store clerk and robbing the Conway-area store in April 2015.

Michael Stenger, 20, pleaded guilty to attempted murder and two counts of armed robbery in connection with the incident at the Scotchman on SC-544 near Conway at about 2 a.m. on April 22, 2015, according to a news release form the Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

The victim was shot twice, including once in the face, and left for dead during the robbery, said Assistant Solicitor Joshua Holford, who prosecuted the case for the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

The victim told the judge that he had forgiven Stenger for the shooting. The victim said he wanted Stenger to get help and not spend the rest of his life in prison.

Circuit Court Judge Larry Hyman sentenced Stenger to 15 years in prison for each charge, but the sentences will run concurrently. Each charge is classified as “violent” and “most serious,” so they are “no-parole” offenses, the release states.

“It was a calculated, heinous, and gruesome act that needed to be punished,” Holford said after the hearing. “Officers of the Conway and Horry County police departments did excellent work in bringing this offender to justice and getting him off the streets.” 

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