Killer denied appeal of life sentence over slaying of gas station clerk

Killer denied appeal of life sentence over slaying of gas station clerk
James Allen Harber, 21, of Dubberly (Source: Harber family)
James Allen Harber, 21, of Dubberly (Source: Harber family)

BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) - The Bossier City man serving life in prison for the killing a gas station clerk during an late-night armed robbery has been denied a sentence appeal.

Adrian Tyrone Little, 24, fatally shot 21-year-old James Allen Rosypal, a Dubberly resident who preferred to go by the last name of Harber. A customer found Harber lying on the floor behind the checkout counter at Exxon Food Fast, a business in the 1900 block of Airline Drive in Bossier City where Harber had worked for a couple months.

Little initially pleaded not guilty to first degree murder by reason of insanity, but later pleaded guilty to second degree murder.

Authorities said Little's guilty plea was not part of a plea deal.

Little was sentenced for the November 2013 murder in August 2015. On Tuesday, his motion to reconsider his sentence was denied in Bossier District Court. He has since been returned to the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola to continue serving his life sentence.

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