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Report: Durham DA to seek death penalty in shooting deaths of Muslim college students

Report: Durham DA to seek death penalty in shooting deaths of Muslim college students

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WTVD-TV in Raleigh reports that the Durham County District Attorney's Office says it will seek the death penalty for Craig Stephen Hicks in the shooting deaths of three Muslim college students.

Craig Stephen Hicks in court

Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, enters the courtroom for his first appearance at the Durham County Detention Center on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 in Durham, N.C. Hicks, 46, is accused of shooting Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, Yusor Mohammad, 21, and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, at a quiet condominium complex near the University of North Carolina campus.

A grand jury in North Carolina recently indicted Hicks on three counts of murder in the shootings of three young Muslims in what authorities have said was a dispute over parking spaces.  

Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23; his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21; and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were all found dead in their Chapel Hill condominium Feb. 10.

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