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Family seeking death penalty in teen's death

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A grieving father says he wants the two men facing capital murder charges in his teenage son's death to face the death penalty. We have obtained disturbing pictures of one of those men, 19-year-old Teaonta Clark.

"By them just taking the life of his only son, his 13 year old child. For him to see those events unfold before his eyes," said Rankin-Madison District Attorney Michael Guest.

Thirteen-year-old Muhammad Saeed was shot and killed at point blank range while working at his father's convenience store. The robbery happened while his father Fahd Saeed stood just feet away. Today, grieving and clinging to hope in the justice system, Fahd met with Guest about justice for his son.

"I have children his age and so as he was telling his story about what happened I could only imagine me being in his place and seeing that happen to one of my children," said Guest.

Nineteen-year-old Teaonta Clark and his 34 year old uncle Tony Clark, both of Canton, are behind bars in Dallas, Texas; each facing capital murder and attempted murder charges. Guest says the victim's father is pushing the death penalty for the two responsible for his son's killing.

"We explained to the family that if we do seek the death penalty, and the death penalty is still very much an option in this case, that the case will take a little longer to progress through the criminal justice system," said Guest. "The family, at this point, definitely is interested in the State seeking the death penalty and so at this point that will be one of the options that we will continue to look at as this case plays out."

We found pictures on 19-year-old Teaonta Clark's facebook page of him posing with guns, cash and other pictures which appear to be illegal drugs.

Guest says his team is planning to present this case to the grand jury this month.

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