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Friday, 19 December 2014 11:46

Two Men Indicted in Holdup, Shooting Death

Charles Griffin & Christopher Woodland Charles Griffin & Christopher Woodland SCSO
MEMPHIS – Dec. 19, 2014 - Two men have been indicted in connection with the robbery and shooting death last year of a Lamar Avenue pawnshop owner, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Friday.
Charles Griffin, 31, was indicted on charges of first-degree in the perpetration of a felony, while Christopher Woodland, 24, was indicted as an accessory after the fact to wit first-degree murder.
The incident occurred on Dec. 18 last year when a gunman entered the store at 2399 Lamar, walked up to the counter and shot owner Virak Hean, 56, two times in the chest.
The gunman then climbed over the counter and began taking items from the store and then left in a red four-door Pontiac being driven by an accomplice.
The shooting, robbery and getaway were captured on a video camera.
Both were arrested the following day.
Griffin, who also goes by Charles Griffen, is being held without bond. Woodland is being held on $250,000 bond.
The cases are being handled by assistant district attorney Reginald Henderson, chief prosecutor of the Special Prosecution Unit (SPU) in Division 8 of Criminal Court.
The SPU seeks the maximum sentence allowed by law for repeat felony offenders.