DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It took less than 10 minutes for a Dallas County jury to find a North Texas father guilty of Capital Murder for drowning his two sons.
Wednesday morning the prosecution rested their case against Naim Rasool Muhammad. The defense called no witnesses, since attorneys never disputed their 34-year-old client was guilty.
Jurors agreed that Muhammad drowned his two sons, 5-year-old Naim and 3-year-old Elijah, in August of 2011. Muhammad justified his actions saying he was angry with his ex-girlfriend Kametra Sampson, the mother of the children, for breaking off their relationship.
During the trail jurors heard how Muhammad had abducted the mother and children as they walked to a North Texas school, taking the younger Naim to his first day of kindergarten.
At some point Sampson was able to jump out of the car they had been forced into. She did so in an attempt to flag down a constable, but the deputy refused to pursue Muhammad because the patrol car had no emergency lights or sirens. Minutes later Muhammad stopped at a Dallas-area creek and held the faces of his two sons underwater until they died.
Prosecutors are seeking a death sentence for Muhammad. Attorneys are expected to mount their strongest defense during the punishment phase of the trial, in an effort to try and keep Muhammad off death row.
The sentencing phase of the trail is scheduled to get underway at 12:30 p.m.
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