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Four teens, 20-year-old charged in connection with delivery driver's murder

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Five people, including four teens, are charged in connection with the murder of a Chinese restaurant delivery driver in Wilmington.

Zhen Bo Liu, 60, was found dead in a car near 13th and Queen Streets June 14. He was on duty when he was killed.

I spoke with a few of Liu's coworkers at the China King on S. 17th St., who were rocked by their friend's cold-blooded murder. The restaurant has stopped delivering because of it.

Police say Liu was shot and killed over a $48 meal.

“They shot this guy, took the food and they went back to a house a short distance away and all sat down and ate it. Now if that's not cold-blooded, I've never seen it,” aid Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous.

Police say Cornell Dwayne Haugabook Jr., 20, and a 15-year-old boy, who police will not identify because he is a juvenile, are charged with murder and armed robbery.

Manije Daneek Johnson, 16, Rasheed Ramone Thompson, 16, and Marvin Lee White, 18, are charged with conspiracy to commit robbery in connection with the crime.

“I’ve been a prosecutor now in this office for 13 years,” said New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David. “I've handled the bulk of the murder cases, and by any objective measure this is the worst I've seen.”

David says everyone will be held fully accountable for Liu's murder.

“There will be discussions moving forward about whether this case is death penalty eligible,” David said.

By state law anyone under 18 cannot face the death penalty, but the juvenile could still face life without parole.

Chief Evangelous says he hopes these arrests will serve as a warning to others.

“If you're going to be involved in this type of activity, we're going to hunt you down and we're going to put you and jail and put you in prison,” he says.

Police say they do not know if the crimes were gang related.

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Dude, you are a disgrace to

Dude, you are a disgrace to NHC or whatever county you are deputy. I hope they discover what a D Bag racist you are and throw you out on your ass. Guess what, you and your idiot GOP friends lost. America voted and they chose the right man. Now do us all a favor and move to Alaska, or just jump off the closest bridge.

Thanks very much.

A Horror Beyond Words

While Zhen Bo Lie (my heartfelt condolences to his family)lay slumped over, dead in his car, these four "young men" sat down and ate their spicey Chinese food, and they enjoyed every mouthful.

Words fail to convey their evil depravity.

And we wonder why taxi drivers refuse to go to certain neighborhoods? We wonder why delivery men and women are terrified at the thought of going to certain addresses.

Here we have a hard-working, industrious Asian man shot dead by four depraved thugs who should never have been born.

Where's the outrage?

When will Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton stand on the steps of City Hall and denounce this heinous act? When will we see the outrage this murder demans. Never!

Never! And all of you reading my thoughts know why.

Thank you

To right you are my friend to right


If Obama had a son he might look like.......


I love when stories like this happens, people group all black people as thugs, ghetto, welfare queens and kings and everything else negative. As a black late 20's male, who graduated with honors from college, employed full-time and a clean record..... I get grouped in because I'm black. It was cold blooded what they did to the man and I hope those boys get the maximum sentence..No one should die for a 48 dollar meal. But at the same time we all know black people aren't the only ones killing, stealing and drug dealing in Wilmington.... Look at the mugshots in Star News... You see just as many white faces as black...But you guys consider those isolated incidents with them but categorize black people as a whole... Stop It.....

Young Black Men and VIOLENT Crime (I've seen it)

Check out the statistics. Young black males are far more inclined to commit violent crime than any other race or ethnic group.

I am a black female, and I hate to admit this about my own people.

But sometimes the truth must be spoken, and statistics don't lie.

I, a black female, am more cautious when I encounter young black males late at night on the streets of downtown Wilmington. It's a sad situation that must be addressed honestly. And liberals will not confront it, while conservatives react only with vitriol.

Welfare mothers having children they have no intention of nourishing and giving moral guidance. They themselves would not know the meaning of moral guidance.

violent crime

Guest99999 were should i start with this ,Statistics might not lie but the truth can be blown up.Now lets get this straight you are more cautious when approach by black males downtown why not cautious when you meet anyone downtown have you ever looked into statistics about serial killers and rapist they don't all have locks and look like you.what should liberals do band all blacks from downtown?Now this statement was disturbing could be wrong but it sounds like you have a lot of white friends you hangout with,correct me if i am wrong welfare mothers what the hellis a welfare mother.when you have your first child will your friends call you a welfare mother.Since we are living in hard times what do you classify mothers that use to work but now don't have a job are they consider welfare mothers.The woman who is in her ninth month gets a divorce is she consider a welfare mother.One last thing as i tell my daughters always be aware of your surroundings no matter who you are with and were you are.

Let me explain...

Welfare mother~A mother on welfare. Easy one right? Simple words seem to really confuse you.

Check yourself

Well if you check the statistics you would also see that black women make up the highest population of female prisoners. Maybe black men should avoid you since you are the thug breeding baby factories that keep reproducing with lowlifes like these, ignoring the decent hard working black men, and you sit on welfare expecting a handout while complaining no good men exist. Since you're so "strong" and "independent" your choice in mates is killing the community since you pick irresponsible men to breed with that society has to worry worry about in 15yrs coming up and robbing someone at a ATM late night because single motherhood is some type of badge of honor to yall.

well Mr. I am in my 20's and

well Mr. I am in my 20's and Black, show me how many mugshots that were charged with such a dirty crime as this that were white?? If the NAACP is for the advancement of colored people, well isn't white/yellow a color?? where are Al, Jesse at talking how this is bad??? this crime against again,a colored man, robbed, killed then eat the food. i hope they are fed Chinese food for their last meal, hopefully the poo poo platter! yeah i graduated with honors to and struggled up the ladder to the top, not expect to ride the elevator like you 'edu-men-cated' to the top and then want to say you are grouped together. white people are grouped together. And it is done by the black people! i have done and forgot more than you will ever know, see i also graduated from the school of hard knocks almost 40 years ago. blacks and whites got along better than they have since January 2009. now you go call Jesse and Al and tell them to get down here so you can use some of that knowledge you claim to have. by the way ,nothing ever beat having COMMON SENSE. Blacks are just as prejudiced as anyone else. enjoy your ride on the elevator'brotha'

in my 20's

Deputy 25ou seem to have a lot of anger for black men i could be reading you wrong.You grauated from the school of knocks over 40 years ago congrats,you are not the first and will not be the last.Since you have this thing about the NAACP you should contact them and ask them there stance on this injustice going on in Wilmington N.C. They will respond to you.See you are another one that needs to look into the orgin of the NAACP.Mr deputy25 again a black man can't have a college degree and make positive difference in your world.Ride what elevator the purpose of a college degree is that you might be able to live the Ameican dream.The President of the United States is the problem of race relations in society, really.DEPUTY25 you really have forgotten a lot would tell you to take a look in your history book but the real truth isn't there(bits and pieces)We all have prejudices but racist and racism is another demon.Enjoy your ride on the elevator 'brotha you crack me up.Again why are you so mad.And the Mugshot comment the young man made is correct.


Couldn't have said it any better........

It is extremely sad that the

It is extremely sad that the actions of these boys and many others are the cause of people hiding behind their computers categorizing the entire African-American race as thugs, monsters, moochers, etc. etc. Although it is sadly hard to believe, all of us do not fall under those categories. A lot of us do work hard to take care of our children, first, then ourselves. We do not all depend on government assistance and we do raise our children to the best of our abilities. These young boys were cruel and heartless and they do deserve punishment!! There is still hope for this community if we stick together and try to help one another instead of bringing each other down. Will it happen over night?! No, but we can start with one person. Become a mentor to someone who lacks a positive adult figure in their life. We all need guidance and love. Prayers to family and friends of Mr. Liu.

that one person you need to

that one person you need to start with is Obama!!!!!!!

I Feel so Safe

Its amazing how the Internet allows individuals to hide and spew racist garbage behind a computer. I will admit what these young men did was horrible, and I hope they suffer dearly for this crime, but using this story as your personal soapbox to demonize all blacks in the country is outrageous. There are many law abiding tax paying citizens from all races and background in this country. A white man killed his ex girl friend its an isolated event, black teenagers kill someone all blacks are savage, brutish, aggressive, welfare dependent now. That's right its a difference in being aggressive and assertive based on racial interpretation. Lowlifes exist among every race and let's hope they all get what they deserve.

tell this story to the

tell this story to the police chief in sanford who just got fired by black managers because he did not charge a 1/2 white person for the homicide of a black person!!! by the way, Homicide is the killing of a human being by another, Murder is the 'unlawful' killing of one by another.

I knew all these dudes.

I knew all these dudes. theyre not bad, they just grew up somewhere where its ok to rob and kill.

Jermaine marvin lee white ?

Jermaine marvin lee white ? He giving New Hanover High School a BAD look ! What is wrong with that boy and he's in the NHHS band ...

Save it

He didnt kill the man. yes he is wrong for being involed but we all make mistakes. He was just with the wrong crowd at the wrong time. He isnt making anyone look bad. The last thing on anyones mind is that school.

Fitting justice

From what I read, this delivery driver was a Chinese national and had just recently moved here from Shanghai. I think it would be most fitting to hand them over to the Chinese government and let them deal with them. You know how China deals with murderers? Their trial would be within weeks and they would be in front of a firing squad days later. Sounds like a fitting punishment for these degenerates if you ask me.

just imagine

If this had been a black male killed by four or five from any other race it would have been a racially motivated hate crime and been national news with Al and Jesse ready to march. Sad....I hope these low life muts never see freedom again and are eliminated from society permanently.

just imagine

only if it was being kept silent and hush-hush, you know how its done at times.i see Al and Jesse have impact on a lot of people.Some of you should do some real research into the Civil Rights Movement you might be surprise what you might find out(i mean so real research)Question why are you so angry, Outrage yes i get, angry?

Mike T.

Hey Mike you going to keep preaching to us about not carrying weapons? Or do you get it yet? I hope they fry all four of these punk THUGS.

Me first!

These are all good boys and never did anything bad to anybody. Oops, I just barfed a little bit.

I knew this man. I ordered

I knew this man. I ordered food, he delivered several times. He was a very good man. Great job by the WPD. These thug, monsters, need to be given the death penalty.

By the way. I don't think we'll see Jesse Jackson marching around, and screaming for justice, on this one.

i ordered

PublicAvenger,you are right Mr.Liu was a good man and the police department did a great job,and no you won't see Jesse Jackson around,not because of the reasons that you infer but because civil rights was about fighting for justice in and injust time for people looking for eqaulity.Justice in this case will have its day in court and if the outcome is not what is expected it will be because the state didn't do his job.Was the crime heinous without a doubt see this is not about(it shouldn't be) just black or white or whatever the case maybe.We have to look at the big picture this is a black eye for the community and rather you see it that way it doesn't matter.I know someone will disagree with this assessment,but we will always see things differently.


Just another example of black teenagers with no motivation to do anything positive what-so-ever. The community they live in are just like them. Most are unemployed, uneducated, living off the government and dregs of society. Blacks have been given every opportunity to progress even to the demise of white males but have failed to take advantage of their opportunity. Now we get to support their sorry asses in prison for a lifetime!

Not all black males r the

Not all black males r the same so i wish that white people stop putting all of them in one group just because their skin color is the same. A few black males mistake doesnt mean all black make will make the same mistake. Thats like saying because one white person killed their parents all whites are the just alike killing the people that gave them life. Im pregnant with a black baby boy and i be damn if people put him in the group with the black males thathave choosen the wrong path in life. Dont blame all black males just the ones that choose wrong over doing the right thing.

well said!!

well said!!

never mind

Well...had a comment about thugs all ready to go...but never mind....Truth beat me too it. Nothing new to say about these's how they roll.