Jury finds Gaskins guilty of burglary, armed robbery

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A jury found 19-year-old Sasha Gaskins guilty of two counts each of first degree burglary and armed robbery Friday afternoon.

The solicitor's office said Friday that sentencing was postponed because they plan to sentence Gaskin at the same time as all the co-defendants. Gaskin, a former College of Charleston student, and four others were involved in a plot to rob a Citadel football coach last year.

Gaskins' trial started earlier this week. Breanna Bruster, who was also a student at College of Charleston at the time, pleaded guilty to armed robbery and kidnapping in early February.

Former Citadel quarterback Miguel Starks, former Citadel player Reginald Rice and former College of Charleston student Stephen Francois have all pleaded guilty.

Gaskins and all the co-defendants, except Bruster, are being held at the Charleston County Detention Center until sentencing. Bruster is out on bond pending sentencing.

The first degree burglary conviction could carry a sentence of 15 years to life in prison. The armed robbery conviction carried a sentence of 10-30 years.

Assistant solicitors Culver Kidd and Dale Savage said they were happy for the verdict and the victims and that they were pleased with the outcome.

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