BRYAN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A Central Texas man must serve 50 years in prison for the 2015 abduction and killing of a convenience store clerk who was attacked during a robbery.

Nathaniel Tillery was sentenced Monday in Bryan after pleading guilty to murder in a plea deal.

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Mugshot of Nathaniel Edward Tillery, the man accused of assaulting and kidnapping a College Station store clerk before being captured in Haslet. (credit: Brazos Co. Sheriff’s Dept.)

The case involves the March 2015 death of 55-year-old Kevin Garcia, who was assaulted at a store in College Station.

College Station store clerk Kevin Garcia. The 55-year-old was beaten, kidnapped, and driven more than 10 hours to North Texas. (credit: College Station Police Dept.)

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Prosecutors say Garcia was then tossed in the bed of his own pickup truck and driven to the Fort Worth area, where Tillery had a relative.

The 39-year-old Tillery, who’s from Bryan, was arrested about 10 hours after the attack. Garcia died later at a hospital.

Tillery was also sentenced to 50 years for aggravated assault on another inmate while jailed. The sentences will be served concurrently.

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