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Teens sentenced in Wendy's restaurant killing

Posted: Friday, July 13, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two teen-agers were sentenced Thursday for the shooting death of a Wendy's restaurant manager last year.

Omelette M. ''Fillo'' Muasau, 19, was sentenced to the maximum first-degree murder penalty of 99 years in prison. Earlier this year, Muasau pleaded no contest to first-degree murder as part of a plea agreement that he will have no restriction on parole.

Jeremy Palmer, 19, was sentenced to 47 years. Last September, he pleaded no contest to second degree murder, robbery and tampering with evidence.

Thursday's sentencing came a year and a half after Muasau and Palmer forced their way into the midtown restaurant.

The two ordered one employee into a back room and ordered store manager Dianne Rostron to unlock a restaurant safe. Muasau then shot Rostron in the back of her head with a .22-caliber revolver, Anchorage police said. The bullet didn't penetrate her skull and she dropped to her knees with her hands pressed together as if she were praying, police said.

Muasau used a larger gun to shoot Rostron again, killing her, police said. The crime was captured by the store's surveillance camera.

The other employee was not injured but recognized the two men as former employees. They had quit their jobs two weeks earlier. Palmer and Muasau were arrested and charged hours later.



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