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Teen gets 18 years in North Carolina taxi driver’s death

July 11, 2018

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A teenager has been sentenced to up to 18 years in prison for the robbery and shooting death of a taxi driver in North Carolina.

The Herald Sun of Durham reported 18-year-old Zyon McNeil of Durham pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder and robbery in a 2016 shooting.

McNeil had been charged in the Aug. 11, 2016, shooting and killing of 46-year-old Ameer Suliman.

Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson sentenced McNeil to between 14 years and 18 years in prison.

Prosecutors say McNeil and 17-year-old Jaewon Curtis robbed Suliman and Curtis shot him when he moved his hand toward a pocket, where he had a large amount of cash.

Curtis pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder and robbery. He was sentenced to between 12 and 15 years in prison.

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Information from: The Herald-Sun, http://www.herald-sun.com

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