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Dallas man gets death for drowning 2 sons in creek

Published On: May 23 2013 03:45:37 PM CDT
Updated On: May 23 2013 03:47:58 PM CDT

DALLAS (AP) -

A Dallas man who drowned two of his sons in a creek has been sentenced to death.
    
Naim Rasool Muhammad was convicted last week of capital murder in the killings of 5-year-old Naim and 3-year-old Elijah in August 2011. Jurors decided on the death penalty for the 34-year-old father on Thursday.
    
Muhammad confessed that he took the children to a Dallas-area creek, told them to pretend they were swimming, then held their faces underwater. He told a detective he drowned the boys because he was mad at their mother for breaking up with him.
    
It took jurors less than 10 minutes to find him guilty.
    
They were shown a video of his confession to the detective, in which he admitted to telling his children, "Play like y'all swimming."