- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A man found guilty two weeks ago of killing the 16-year-old son of a Farmville convenience store owner and two other relatives during a robbery has been sentenced to die.

WRAL-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1UTzx5T ) that 33-year-old Antwan Andre Anthony was sentenced Tuesday in Pitt County court in Greenville. In March, jurors found Anthony guilty of three counts of first-degree murder and armed robbery.

Deputies said 16-year-old Mokbel Mohamed Almujanahi, 26-year-old Nabil Nasser Saeed Al’mogannahi and 24-year-old Gaber Alawi were killed April 1, 2012, at their family’s convenience store. The teenager was the son of the store owner; Al’mogannahi was the owner’s nephew and Alawi was his cousin.

Anthony’s lawyers said he suffered from severe mental illness.

North Carolina hasn’t executed a death row inmate since 2006 because of various legal challenges.


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