Man sentenced for role in deadly Denny's robbery

A man involved in a deadly robbery at a west Houston Denny's restaurant learned his sentence today.

Leroy Houston, 21, entered a guilty plea for his role in the incident, and was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Police say in August of 2013, Houston was with a group of men who walked into the Denny's restaurant near Interstate 10 and Washington Avenue. They shot and killed Robert Placette while he was protecting his children.

A restaurant employee was also shot.

We're following this story on Eyewitness News. We'll have updates on air, online and on our mobile news app.
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