Punta Gorda murder convict seeks new trial in murder of 7-Eleven clerk

Posted at 8:27 AM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-15 10:08:15-04

PUNTA GORDA, FL.- The Charlotte County man convicted in the murder of a 7-Eleven clerk in Punta Gorda wants a retrial. 

An attorney filed a motion on behalf of Michael Russo who was found guilty in the death of Kyle Farishian. 

Investigators say Russo shot and killed Farishian inside the 7-Eleven on Bal Harbour Drive in November 2015. 

They say Russo set the place on fire to cover his tracks. 

Russo faces life in prison. A judge will make a decision on July 17.