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Texas Man Convicted Of Drowning His 2 Young Sons

Naim Rasool Muhammad (Jail photo)

Naim Rasool Muhammad (Jail photo)

DALLAS (May 15, 2013)--A Dallas jury deliberated for less than 10 minutes Wednesday before convicting convict a North Texas man of capital murder in the drowning of two of his young sons.

Naim Rasool Muhammad was convicted Wednesday of killing 5-year-old Naim and 3-year-old Elijah on Aug. 22, 2011.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Muhammad confessed to police that he took his children to a Dallas-area creek and told them to pretend they were swimming before he held their faces under the water.

He told a detective he drowned the boys because he was mad at their mother for breaking up with him.

Muhammad allegedly used a brick to force the boys and their mother into his vehicle as she walked the children to a school where the older boy was starting kindergarten.

The woman jumped out at an intersection and alerted a nearby constable, who called police but didn't pursue the fleeing vehicle.

Constables are mainly process servers in civil cases.

Muhammad's mother later called 911 to say her son had drowned the boys and she had the unresponsive bodies.


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