A suspected robber was charged with capital murder Wednesday in the fatal stabbing of a doughnut shop worker in South Los Angeles.
Travell Mossett was charged with one count of murder with the special circumstance of murder during the commission of a robbery and a special allegation he personally used an edged weapon, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Prosecutors allege the 38-year-old Mossett walked into a fried chicken and doughnut shop around 9:15 p.m. on Jan. 13 and placed an order.
Mossett then allegedly jumped over the counter, stole cash out of a register and took off on foot, the release stated.
Restaurant worker Andy Ung chased Mossett. The 26-year-old Ung was allegedly stabbed to death by Mossett in a parking lot, according to police.
If convicted as charged, Mossett could face life without the possibility of parole or the death penalty. The decision on whether to seek the death penalty would be made at a later date, the release stated.
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