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Tuscaloosa woman dragged by car at gas station dies

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT)-Tuscaloosa police now have both men in custody in connection with a robbery that claimed the life of Shelia Britton a gas station clerk last Sunday.  Officers arrested 52-year-old Michael Burrell Friday and charged him with murder.  Dewan Hampton was arrested Sunday and faces murder charges.

Larry Farley and many others who purchase gas or food at the Shell food mart gas station on Skyland
Boulevard are in shock and can't believe Britton passed away.

"I have stopped in here a few times, and Shes always been a super nice polite and helpful. And she 
seemed like such a nice woman" Farley said.  

Shelia Britton died Thursday night as a result of serious head injuries she sustained.  Sunday July 22nd police say Burrell and Hampton stole three cases of beer from the Shell food mart.  Britton ran outside and tried to get the beer back and was dragged by the suspects car through the parking lot.

Larry Farley says the crime is horrible and hopes both men are punished.

"For somebody to rob and take a life over that is the worst thing you can do.  I don't know is theres anything worse that that. I think they should to prison for life or get the death penalty" Farley said.

Shelia Britton worked at the gas station in Tuscaloosa for nearly twenty years.


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