Shawn Pike Convicted Of Murdering Nicole Gates
Shawn Pike was convicted yesterday in Calhoun County Court, found guilty of murdering a gas station attendant in Battle Creek last year.
The jury only deliberated 15 minutes before finding Pike guilty of felony murder.
Pike broke into a Citgo gas station office on West Michigan in Bedford Township on July 23 and stabbed and killed the clerk, 27-year-old mother of three Nicole Gates, before stealing beer and cigarettes.
Pike then called a friend driving from the scene and told him that he had killed Gates according to prosecutors.
Pike faces life in prison with no parole when he is sentenced March 9th.