St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - A second man accused in the November 2010 slaying of a north St. Louis businessman has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Jose Lugos-Campos, 24, pleaded guilty in St. Louis Circuit Court to second degree murder in the shooting death of 71 year old Richard Clouser Senior, the owner of Jolly Rich's Car Company.
Closer was found bound and shot to death inside the business in the 4600 block of Natural Bridge. Police had been called to the used car lot after receiving calls for a burglary.
Once inside the business, police found the victim already dead. Closer's adult son was also located unharmed inside the office of the car lot.
Further investigation resulted in investigators locating the three men involved in the crime hiding inside the business.
Along with the guilty plea to the murder charge, Logos-Campos also admitted to robbery, and armed criminal action crimes.
The other men accused in the crime; 21 year old Demetrius Thomas pleaded guilty to his part in the murder and was sentenced to a 20 year prison term, and 38 year old Terrance Holley is awaiting trial.