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Man Sentenced For Murder Of Sampson County Store Owner

Posted February 4, 2004

— A Sampson County man will spend the rest of his life in jail for killing a popular store owner.

Daniel Riley was recently convicted of killing R.B. Matthews during a robbery attempt and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Matthews' body was found outside his country store last February.

Riley was arrested a short time later following a tip.

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