Ebony Poole managed to flee before Taylor could force her into the car.
Prosecutors said that Murray and Taylor forced Poole to drive them to an area near Second Street in North Charleston. At one point, Poole managed to break away from his captors, but Murray caught up and fired a bullet that struck him in the nose.
When Poole fell to ground, Murray shot him twice more in the back of the head, prosecutors said.
Murray leaned back in his chair and tilted his head to the side for most of Wednesday's hearing. He refused a chance to speak before his sentencing.
"He had his chance to say something and he's not sorry," family member Stephanie Ellison said. "He doesn't deserve to ever be free again."
Assistant Kanawha County prosecutor Rob Schulenberg pointed out that Murray's nickname is "Cream," an acronym for "Cash Rules Everything Around Me."
"His nickname, 'Cream' fits his desires, motivations and conduct," Schulenberg said. "To Garland Murray, cash rules everything around him."
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