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DA seeks death penalty for man involved in death of a delivery driver

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Authorities have indicted six people in connection to the murder of a delivery driver that happened earlier this summer, according to the District Attorney's Office. Authorities have indicted six people in connection to the murder of a delivery driver that happened earlier this summer, according to the District Attorney's Office.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) –The District Attorney's Office will seek the death penalty for at least one man accused of being involved in the death of a delivery driver that happened earlier this summer.

Authorities indicted six people in connection to the murder of Zhen Bo Liu, according to the District Attorney's Office.

Liu was killed June 14 while trying to make a delivery for China King, where he was employed. His body was found inside a car near 13th and Queen Streets.

According to Police Chief Ralph Evangelous, the six people involved ordered approximately $48 worth of food, shot Liu, took the food, went back to a house where they sat down to eat together.

The DA's office said the following people were indicted on murder charges:

  • Dwayne Haughabook, 20
  • Mustafaa Friend, 15
  • Rasheed Thompson, 16
  • Manije Johnson –Martin, 16

Authorities plan to seek the death penalty for 20-year-old Haughabook in this case.

Marvin White, 18, and Nathan Lawrence, 16, were indicted for robbery with a dangerous weapon.

District Attorney Ben David said the case is a priority to his office and that in North Carolina, a 16-year-old is considered an adult.  Judge J.H. Corpening said the 15-year-old can't face capital punishment, but can spend the rest of his life in prison.

Assistant District Attorney Jason Smith said investigators learned through the interview process that the 15-year-old shot Liu in the foot and Haugabook shot him in the face, using different weapons.

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