Press Release

Murderer Convicted in January 2013 Robbery

May 28, 2014

On May 27, 2014, an Anchorage jury found 57 year old Randy Lee Osborne guilty of robbery in the first degree. Osborne committed the robbery in January 2013 at the Mountain View Shell Station. An employee at the Shell Station reported to Anchorage Police that a man identified as Osborne told him to turn over the money or else he would shoot him. Osborne told the employee that he had a gun in his right hand, which he concealed in his pocket. The employee gave Osborne about $438 and then Osborne left in the passenger seat of a vehicle.

Osborne was previously convicted in a double robbery homicide in 1976. He was on parole release at the time of the Shell Station robbery.

Osborne is scheduled to be sentenced on October 2, 2014. He faces a sentence of 15 to 20 years in prison.

CONTACT: Assistant District Attorney Katholyn Runnels at katholyn.runnels@alaska.gov or (907) 269-6300 at the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office.

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