Married couple and son sentenced to life in 2020 Michigan security guard murder over face mask controversy

3 people charged with shooting dead store security guard

3 indicted for shooting dead store security guard in mask competition


A couple and their son were sentenced to life in prison without parole on Tuesday after they were shot dead by a security guard who demanded the woman’s daughter wear a mask while shopping.

Larry Teague, his wife Shermel Teague, and Shermel Teague’s son Lamonia Bishop were sentenced by Genesee Circuit Court Judge Brian Pickell. The shooting of Calvin Munnarlin May 1, 2020.

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Larry Teague Jr., Lamonia Bishop and Sharmell Teague are pictured in an undated photo provided by the Genesee County, Michigan Attorney’s Office.

Genesee County Attorney’s Office

After weeks of trial, the three were convicted of first-degree premeditated murder, which carries a life sentence without parole, according to The Flint Journal.

According to Genesee County Prosecutor David Layton, Munnerlyn, 43, was working at a store just north of downtown Flint when he told Sharmell Teague’s daughter that he had to leave because he didn’t have a mask. said.

Two men then came to the store and shot the security guard dead, investigators said.

Bishop’s sister, Briar Bishop, was charged with tampering with evidence, lying to police, and aiding a felony. She was sentenced to probation and probation in her November.

Munellin’s wife said He has worked as a security professional for nearly 30 years and was with the Family Dollar store for just over a year.

“They didn’t have to take my baby. All you have to do is listen to the law and listen to the governor. Just stay home,” she told MLive. “If you don’t need to go outside, you don’t need a mask unless you’re shopping for groceries or essentials. All my baby was doing was working and working.”

A GoFundMe page created for Munnarlin and his family after the fatal shooting has raised over $400,000. On Tuesday night, an update to the fundraising page proclaimed: “Justice has been served!!!” Married couple and son sentenced to life in 2020 Michigan security guard murder over face mask controversy

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