By Staff

FALL RIVER (CBS) – Nelson Coelho was charged Thursday in the murder of a Fall River convenience store owner.

Lal Kishor Mahaseth, 54, was found dead inside Stop N Save convenience store on October 18.

Coelho, 37, was charged with murder, attempted armed and masked robbery, and carrying an illegal firearm.

Police say this surveillance image shows Nelson Coelho, who is charged with killing a store clerk. (Image Credit: Fall River Police)

He was already facing charges of armed and masked robbery, two counts of breaking and entering for a misdemeanor and two counts of trespassing in connection to an October 17 robbery at the 7 Days Food Mart. That store is a short distance from the Stop N Save where Mahaseth was killed a day later.

Bristol District Attorney Thomas Quinn said Coelho was arrested for the 7 Days Food Mart incident October 27. He was due in court Thursday for a scheduled hearing in that case, but due to the new charges the hearing will not take place.

Coelho is scheduled to be arraigned in Fall River District Court on Monday. Staff