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Father of murdered 13-year-old: "The death penalty is not enough"

Tony Clark & Teaonta Clark   Source: Madison County Detention Center Tony Clark & Teaonta Clark Source: Madison County Detention Center
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CANTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Two men who fled to Texas, accused of murdering a Canton teen, are back in the Magnolia State. Tony and Teaonta Clark went before a judge on murder charges Friday afternoon, and tonight Tony and Teaonta Clark are being held in the Madison county jai, both facing capitol murder charges for the shooting death of 13 year old Mohamed Saeed.

We talked to his father, about his personal tragedy, as his son's killers accused appeared in court. The Clarks are charged in the shooting death of 13-year old Mohamed Saeed, who was behind the counter during the violent October robbery.

Their appearance was done by teleconference. Mohamed Saeed's father Fahd was in the front row. Both of the Clarks were given court appointed attorneys and denied bond.

"They didn't warn us or nothing, they just come in and started shooting, said Fahd Saeed"

He walked us through the murder of his son at his Canton store, which was also captured on surveillance cameras. Saeed says he was just a few feet from Mohamed when he was shot in the head, at point blank range.

"He's got both of his hands in his jacket, got here, got gun out, clicked gun, shot my son in the head." said Saeed: "He came holding the gun trying to shoot me in the head. I came straight around the corner, grabbed him. He put it in my side and shot me in the stomach. I think he was trying to kill me too, and just take off but there were customers walking in the door."

Saeed is still recovering from his gunshot wound, but he may never heal from losing his only son to what he calls senseless violence.

"I'm glad to be alive but I don't feel like I'm living without my son," said Saeed. "Without my son I'm not living."

Saeed believes he would be dead, but says Tony Clark's gun jammed. He says there's nothing that can bring his son back, no penalty strong enough for those who took his life.

"The death penalty is not enough for me, for my only son it's not enough," said Saeed. "They need to pay for my son. The death penalty is not enough."

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