Clockwise from top left, Manije Daneek Johnson-Martin, Marvin Lee White, Rasheed Ramone Thompson and Cornell Dwayne Haugabook Jr.
were charged in connection the shooting death of Zhen Bo Liu.
Six Black Males Kill Chinese Immigrant for Fried Rice
Wilmington NC June 21, 2012: 60-year-old Chinese immigrant Zhen Bo Liu was murdered for $48 worth of fried rice. Shot in the foot by a 15-year-old, he then got a bullet in the head. The gang of six, ages 15 to 20, are all young black males.
Wilmington police have charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery Cornell Dwayne Haugabook Jr., 20, and Mustafaa Friend, 15. The other four, Manije Daneek Johnson-Martin, 16, Rasheed Ramone Thompson, 16, Nathaniel Lawrence, 16, and Marvin Lee White, 18, face one count of conspiracy to commit robbery.
The gang placed an order with China King restaurant and lured the victim to the ambush site around 9:30 p.m. Mustafaa Friend shot Liu in the foot and then Haugabook shot him in the face, killing him according to police. The thugs brought the food to a nearby house where all six enjoyed their meal, then went back after dinner and searched the vehicle with Mr. Liu laying there in a pool of blood.
The press reports White, Martin and Thompson all fingered Haugabook and Friend as the shooters. Friend being a minor won't face the death penalty, but could get life without parole, while Haugabook faces the death penalty. Haugabook's mother Nadine Milton was in tears. He was the only one with a serious criminal record from Florida where he spent three years in prison for burglary and grand theft, and was on probation during this alleged killing.
To quote, "None of the other defendants have serious criminal histories in North Carolina except White, who has previously been charged with firing a semi-automatic handgun in the city limits, breaking into a house on South 8th Street, and possessing a stolen moped." There are also questions about gang affiliation.
The entire sad story can be read at www.starnewsonline.com.
Crime in North Carolina
In North Carolina, 66.8 percent of the population is white and 21.6 percent is black while Hispanics are 7.7 percent. Source: U.S. Census 2010.
Blacks commit 47.8 percent of the murders at 21.8 percent of the population. Over the last decade the black percentage has dropped and the white percentage has risen because the tidal wave of Hispanic crime is counted as white in the crime stats. In 2009 23.9 percent of the homicides are unknown.
In 2009 blacks committed 44.5 percent of the rapes in North Carolina. Throw in much of the unknown and Hispanic rapists minorities committed well over 50 percent.
57 percent of prisoners in North Carolina are black. 35 percent of prisoners are White. It should be noted that Hispanics are counted as White.
In other states which keep more accurate statistics, Hispanics (7 percent of the population) commit four times more crime than whites, so I'm assuming 7 percent of the white rate is Hispanic, a conservative number. That leaves 28 percent of prisoners in North Carolina as white. North Carolina hides much of its statistics based on race, so I have to base this on prison population.
In the end only 28 percent of the prison population is white, 57 percent black, the rest other non-white minorities.
Ref. NC Prisons.