Suspect sentenced in Clinton Township store slaying

The Detroit News

One of the four men charged in the fatal shooting last year of a Clinton Township party store owner has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Clinton Grayson, 25, was sentenced Friday in Macomb Circuit Court on first-degree felony murder and other charges. A jury found him guilty last month. A restitution hearing is scheduled for July 13.

Grayson and three other men are accused of slaying Basim Sulaka on March 28, 2014, as he was preparing to close his Moon Lite Party Store on Harper.

The trial for Darius Diaz-Gaskin, Kenneth Hill and Jomar Robinson, all in their 20s, is set to start Tuesday, according to court records.

Police have said the men entered the Sterling Heights man’s store around 11 p.m. and jumped the counter. Two emptied cash registers while another shot Sulaka. Security cameras recorded the incident, which lasted 1 minute and 44 seconds.

The men are charged with murder, armed robbery, felony firearm possession and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. If convicted of the first charge, they face life in prison without parole.