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Texas man convicted in drowning deaths of 2 sons

Published On: May 15 2013 10:08:27 AM CDT
Updated On: May 15 2013 01:01:53 PM CDT

DALLAS (AP) -

A jury has taken less than 10 minutes to convict a North Texas man of capital murder in the drowning of two of his sons.
    
Naim Rasool Muhammad was convicted Wednesday of killing 5-year-old Naim and 3-year-old Elijah on August 22, 2011. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
    
He 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.

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A video showing a man confessing to drowning two of his sons in a creek has been played in his capital murder trial in Dallas.
    
Testimony continues Wednesday in the trial of Naim Rasool Muhammad. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Muhammad over the  2011 deaths of the boys - 5-year-old Naim and 3-year-old Elijah.
    
Muhammad in the video tells police he was mad at the children's mother for breaking up with him. Muhammad describes telling his sons to pretend they are swimming before he held their faces in the water.
    
Investigators said Muhammad forced his ex-girlfriend and two of their sons into his car. She escaped and asked a constable for help. The constable called police. Constables are mainly process servers.
    
The couple's youngest son was with relatives.