Winston Glyn is now charged with murder.
A 30-year-old girl is accused of shooting 19-year-old Crystal Byron-Nives during her night shift at Burger King in East Harlem in January.
On the night of the shooting, demanding money from the reception, Glynn allegedly knocked the manager with a handgun and also took the manager’s phone.
He then apparently shot Byron-Nives when she struggled to open the registry.
Byron Neeves’ mother, who previously called for Clay to serve a life sentence, was in court on Thursday to stand trial.
NYPD officials say old detective techniques and new technology helped police arrest Clay.
Detectives tracked Glyn to a building on Patchen Avenue in Brooklyn, where they arrested him.
Glyn was charged with murdertwo counts of robbery, criminal use of firearms and criminal possession of weapons.
Glyn had seven previous arrests in New York.
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