02/06/2015 11:13 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Man Who Shot Barber While He Cut Hair Sentenced To Life In Prison

Dallas County Sheriff

A former barber shop employee who murdered his boss after being fired from his job was sentenced to life in prison Thursday.

Charles Dewayne Hooks, 32, pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Alejandro Fernandez, the Dallas Morning-News reports.

Police in Texas said that on the late afternoon of June 21, 2013, Hooks knocked on the back door of the Dallas barber shop and was let in by customer, according to NBC DFW. Hooks then approached Fernandez, who was cutting someone's hair, and shot him in the chest.

Earlier in the day, Hooks had been fired by Fernandez.

A defense attorney for Hooks said that his client suffered from bipolar disorder and was upset about losing his employment, according to the Associated Press.

Hooks will be eligible for parole in 30 years.

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