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Buffalo man convicted for second time in gas station holdup

A Buffalo man whose conviction in a 2008 armed holdup at a Kensington Avenue gas station was overturned last year on appeal was convicted this week at a retrial.

Marquil L. Adams, 31, of Timon Street, was found guilty of third-degree robbery, which is a less serious felony than the two felonies a jury convicted him of in October 2010.

Adams waived a jury trial this time and was convicted Monday at a bench trial by State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski, who set sentencing for Sept. 9, prosecutors said.

Adams faces up to seven years in prison, but he has already served five years following his arrest and earlier conviction, which resulted in a 15-year prison term. He is free on $50,000 bail.

He was originally convicted of first- and second-degree robbery for the May 29, 2008 holdup of a 32-year-old male nurse in the parking lot of a Mini-Mart gas station at Kensington and Godfrey Street.

But that conviction was overturned on appeal in May 2013.

The 2008 holdup came two months after Adams was released from prison after serving a two-year term on his weapons-related guilty plea in a 2006 Buffalo robbery.

Willie R. McCaa III, Adams’ co-defendant in the Mini-Mart holdup, never went to trial. He was one of four people fatally shot early Aug. 14, 2010, outside the City Grill in downtown Buffalo.

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