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FIRST ON 3: Suspects in delivery driver's death no strangers to trouble; Mom defends murder suspect

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Three of the four suspects charged as adults in connection to the murder of a Chinese food delivery driver are no strangers to trouble. A 15-year-old boy has also been charged, but information on him is protected, because he is a juvenile.

The 15-year-old and Cornell Dwayne Haugabook Jr., 20, are charged with murder and armed robbery of Zhen Bo Liu, 60, who was found dead in a car near 13th and Queen Streets June 14. Investigators say Liu was delivering food for a Chinese restaurant when he was killed and robbed of his delivery. Investigators say the suspects then took the $48 worth of food home and ate it.

The StarNews reports the group planned the robbery before ordering the food. Assistant District Attorney Jason Smith said the 15-year-old shot Liu in the foot and then Haugabook shot him in the face, killing him. The two returned to a nearby house and shared the food with the others.

Haugabook made his first appearance in court this morning. His mother was in court for the hearing. Nadine Milton would not go on camera, but told WWAY her son moved to Wilmington four months ago. That's around the time he finished off a four-year prison sentence in Florida for armed burglary, grand theft and grand theft firearm, according to the Florida Department of Corrections website. Because he is still on probation for those crimes, a judge denied Haugabook bond this morning.

Milton said she thinks her son is too young to get the death penalty. She also said she does not think he has it in him to kill someone. Milton said her son has no money, and so she doesn't think he could afford a gun. She also said he is not in a gang.

The other suspects, Manije Daneek Johnson, 16, Rasheed Ramone Thompson, 16, and Marvin Lee White, 18, are charged with conspiracy to commit robbery in connection with Liu's death.

While none of those three have any convictions we could find, White has pending charges of larceny, having a weapon on school property, drug possession, discharging a firearm in the city limits and breaking and entering, according to court records.

Records also show Thompson has a court date next month for defacing public property.

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DONT DO THE CRIME UNLESS YOU CAN DO THE TIME

WHAT IDIOTS!?! Who in the H3ll thinks about planning to rob someone when there bored. Thats has stupidity and ignorance written all over it. They deserve life in jail, juviniles or not. they all planned it out and took the life of an innocent person. DONT DO THE CRIME UNLESS YOU CAN DO THE TIME

The Mother....

The mother of this dunba$$ would defend him and say he was not guilty even if he had been caught standing over the body with a gun in one hand and a egg roll in the other. People keep posting about how this fool and his friends were such good people, and white cops are trying to frame a bunch of blacks for the crime. They were caught with the food and the mans things, because after he layed in his car dead while they ate then they came back to pick his body clean and steal things from his car. It really sounds like they lured this man to his death with a false order for food, and they had the intent to rob and kill who ever came to make the delivery. They should die for this crime.

soo wutt dats her son nd her

soo wutt dats her son nd her blood she shudd take his side tht chinese dude was old anyway lol

i thinks

If but for one potato two potato down the hill, then free should they be.

Stupid

Stupid knows no bounds, and your statement proves that but good!!!! IDIOT!!!

Come on folks

There have been alot of comments on here - some right, some wrong, some pretty bad. Some are upset because they believe these kids are being singled out because they are black. Regardless of their color, they committed murder. Why? Because there is no regard for life. They are not taught it - they listen to music that glorifies murder, they see it every day, and they grow up many times without good influences in their life. It does not excuse what they did. They made the choice to kill and must pay the price for it.

Mommas will defend their children - right or wrong - that is what mommas do, but sometimes mom has to step back and realize that their child has made a life changing decision that she can't change. The families of these "thugs" (and I am accused of using that word alot, but that is what they are) will get to visit their children in prison, if they are put there, and will get to talk to them. The family of the man they killed get to go to his grave and put flowers on it. They will not be able to talk to him.

And for those of you who accuse authorities of making these race related, we can't help that these were blacks that did it. That is just the nature of the crime. I wonder how many would be protesting and demanding answers if the victim had been a black man? think about it.

you made a good point,me

you made a good point,me myself is chinese and read this news on chinese news first, I think it's nothing to do with the race, an asian man has been killed and black men did it which makes no difference, who did this must face justice nomatter what race it is, actually I feel really sad about this man who has been killed, not mentioned in this news but local paper says he was planning to go back to china one month after to reunite with his wife and only reason he was doing this hard to delivery food was to afford his son study in college in Canada, a true tragedy......I used to blame those asian immigrant (especially when they do that illegaly) doing low salary job but I am really touched and sad about this man, when see his family on TV with tears and hollow eye....I really don't know what went wrong with those killers? how can they kill somebody (an inocent old man in his 60s!)for no reason ?

come on folks

Well said Anne,(still don't like that word)again well
stated

OH MY GOD. one of them was

OH MY GOD. one of them was in my gym class... woah

Thank God! You are Lucky

Thank God! You are Lucky that you are still alive!

I DONT KNOW HOW IGNORANT YOU

I DONT KNOW HOW IGNORANT YOU HAVE TO BE TO SHOOT AND KILL AN INNOCENT MAN JUST DOING HIS JOB. I HOPE EVERYONE OF THEM ROTS IN JAIL AND SUFFER FOR WHAT THEY DID..

Arm yourselves folks! The

Arm yourselves folks! The only practical way to combat this is with deadly force. These lowlife predators always have the advantage as they obviously have the element of surprise. The best you can do is to arm yourself and do hesitate to use deadly force if confronted.

Everybody piled on Zimmermen but I don't blame him in the least especially after all the local crimes and killings. Probably the same deal down there in Florida and he just got fed up with these young black scumbags.

Remember.."when seconds count the police are only minutes away."

ONLY GOD CAN BE THE JUDGE

IM A RELATIVE TO ONE OF THE GUYS. AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY HE DONT EVEN HAVE THE HEART FOR THAT.AND IM NOT IN DENIAL LIKE MS MILTON. SHE IS REALLY PATHETIC. LIKE COME ON NOW REALLY? AFETR HE JUST GOT OUT REALLY THOUGH? BUT HIS MOTHER DIDNT BRING HIM UP LIKE THAT. THE ONLY ISSUE IS WHEN YOU SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE LIKE THAT THEY WOULD BRING YOU DOWN EVEN WHEN YOU HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. AND THATS EXACTLY WHAT THE RING LEADER IS DOING (20 YEAR OLD). HE SEE THAT HIS LIFE OF FREEDOM IS OVER HE TRYING TO BRING THE OTHER THREE DOWN. MY FAMILY GOING GET THROUGH THIS. THIS IS JUST A LESSON FOR HIM TO CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS WISELY. HE HAS GOALS. I CANT WAIT UNTIL THIS PASS AND HE IS FREE. AND TO ALL THE RACIST COMMENTS YOU RACIST A-HOLES WILL HAVE TO FACE GOD WHETHER YOU BELIEVE IN HIM OR NOT. HE IS REAL AND HE WILL PREVAIL AT THE END OF IT ALL.

Suppose you were honest and

Suppose you were honest and that "HIS MOTHER DIDNT BRING HIM UP LIKE THAT", did his mother know that he was friends with the "ringleader". If she did, she should be prosecuted. If not, then that is the outcome of her way to bring him up.

An innocent life is taken away! A family is broken up! A woman lost her husband! A son lost his father! Two babies lost their grandfather! A lot of friends lost a good reliable friend! That is the fact! And that is termed "FELONY"!

You speak of God in the same

You speak of God in the same sentence that you called us all Racist and A-Holes!
Me thinks thou doth protest too much!

As long as a felon can possess a firearm...

...and only face a Class G felony, we can expect these type of cases to continue. The structured sentencing guidelines for this offense are a joke.

Our state legislators, many of whom are attorneys, just can't bear to put their repeat customers behind bars.

Suggested sentences:

1st offense - five years minimum
2nd offense - ten years minimum
3rd or subsequent offense - life without parole

If you can't live in society in an orderly fashion, you need to be removed from society permanently.

killed someone for food, logic based deterrent powerless

Unless the person holding the gun has the intellect to rationally consider the conquences of his/her actions, no punitive deterrent will decrease this kind of thing. If you want this kind of thing to stop you have to have more people with a solid ability to weigh the consequences of their actions before taking those actions. In short we need more education! People who know how to think, are much more likely to think about the pros and cons of their actions.

Wilmington's great crime fighting operations should focus on the classroom: http://apps.unitedway.org/forecaster/

So you're claiming that inner city Blacks.....

...can't think? Can't logically reason risk v. reward?

That's racist nonsense. They're not inately stupid and the mindset that lack of education is the problem, only solved by throwing good money after bad, is equally ludicrous.

They carry guns because there is no incentive to not carry a gun. The state refuses to punish felons who are found in possession of a firearm.

They prey and kill the weak because they know they know they won't face the ultimate punishment.

I can guarantee you that even the most ignorant individual will learn a permanent life-lesson when his buddy goes up for a mandatory five years for possessing a firearm illegally, or his cousin gets strapped to a table and put down like a sick dog.

Stop coddling these criminals and start punishing them.

That's a giant load of stupid!

So now the schools are at fault because they don't teach Johhny not to kill the food delivery guy and then callously celebrate by eating the food? What would you like to call that course? Hey I know: "Don't kill the delivery guy and eat the food 101".

Gee, keep blaming everyone else for bad behaviour instead of the perps or the parents of the perps or the community of the perps that seem to be always blaming someone else. If that really worked, crime would be way down in the neighborhood, and it's not.

What a giant load of stupid!

Pizza Delivery Murder - an epic failure of NC black families

Want to know how six teenage animals could kill an innocent Chinese immigrant? Let’s start with racial bigotry. One of the most under-reported stories in the USA is African-American racist bigotry against Asians. Asian community is starting to talk about this big time. But pigs will fly before these clowns get charged with a hate crime. Compare that to the Trayvon Martin case.

NOTE: what follows is not a racist rant. The statistics below have a clear message: the black community in North Carolina needs to take responsibility for its lousy quality of life.
- Blacks comprise 20% of the NC population, but 66% of the NC prison population. 48% of the NC murders, and 45% of the rapes are committed by black perpetrators.
- NC violent crime rate is higher than the national average; i.e., it’s safer in New York City than in Wilmington. While blacks & whites are equally likely in NC to commit nonviolent burglaries & larcenies, violent crimes are predominantly committed by black criminals (NC State University statistics).
- 66% of NC blacks grow up in broken homes, as compared to 24% whites. The average life expectancy of NC black males is 68, vs. 75 for whites.
- According to a study of 100,000 NC former prison inmates, blacks in NC prisons have a lower mortality rate than those not in prison in NC. For black men, their chance of dying inside prison during any given year is 50% less than on the outside. White men stand a 12% higher chance of dying in prison during any given year than they do on the outside. What does this say about crime-ridden black neighborhoods?
- NC has the highest number of abortions of any state in the South. 35% of these involve black babies, though blacks only comprise 20% of the population.
- For every 100,000 black females in NC, 1,781 had Chlamydia (a sexually transmitted disease), compared to 227 white females. For black and white males the numbers are 466 & 40 respectively. In other words, the rate of STD infection for NC black men & women is 900% & 1000% more than white counterpart populations.
- In 2010, the percentage of NC juveniles under the age of 18 arrested for murder & rape increased by 23% & 16% respectively over the previous year. For 16-yr olds there was a 50% increase in arrests for murder & a 30% increase in arrests for rape. For juveniles (<18) overall, there was a 50% increase in arrests for sex crimes & a 67% increase in arrests for gambling.
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With that, let the 'you're a racist' name-calling begin.

Tyndale

Tyndale, Thanks for the info. Thanks for saying what most of us are afraid to say. These stats are staggering and sickening. Something's gotta give!

Finally

Finally someone who gets it. I have heard all my life from blacks it's someone elses fault. NEWS FLASH it is not my fault if you commit a crime because you are to lazy to work. It is not my fault you dropped out of school because you weren't gonna let some teacher tell you what to do, because you knw it all and they don't know crap. It is not my fault you are hiding from child support enforcement because you couldn't keep it in your pants. Yes I am white and none of your problems are my fault. Even black leaders such as Bill Cosby and Al Sharpton know this. If you want to know who is to blame for your problems, then look in the mirror, and it should be clear who is responsible. YOU!!!!!

finally

MR.Walters,what blacks have you been talking to.That said its all the white man fault.You are sayin all black people are lazy,don't want to work, all drop out of school.It seem like we went from five to six young men commiting murder to a whole race of good for nothing ,lazy, dropouts.If i can remember correctly one of the first commits made was it is not fair to lump a whole race of people together to six young men that committed a brutal murder and went and ate the food.So where are we,a brutal murder by six young men or a whole race of good for nothing people.About statistics you know they are only correct if you believe in them. About a month ago it was something in the paper about jobs and unemployment going down and no one believe it but now we are statistics biggest supporter.Am i saying they are not correct, no but we can pad any stat.we want,next time try and provide the links were these stats.are and the people can read them and do a little research.You know like the reader that went back and found the young man arrest record from 08.

Agree

I'm white & I agree 100%

Wow

Wow what a rant that said absolulely nothing. All I said is that because I am white it is not my fault blacks get in trouble, and this is true. As I said before it is not my fault blacks commit crime at a higher percentage than other races. It is not my fault blacks dropout of school at a higher percentage than other races. It is not my fault for any of their other problems. You seem to leave out the fact I did not say all black people were like this. I know many black men and women who are highly educated and are very productive citizens. I also stated black leaders have come out and said that blacks need to stop blaming everyone else for problems they have created. You just proved me right by trying to shift the focus from the big issue, 6 fools killed an innocent man who was trying to do his job by delivering food for a restaurant he worked at. Quite frankly I believe the investigation will show they ordered the food with the intention of robbing the delivery person, and killing him. Reports say he was shot in the foot first then he was shot in the face killing him. Personally it sounds like a racially motivated hate crime, brought on by the hatred of Asians by Blacks. Of course blacks do not want people talking about their bigotry and racist ways.

Smh

Shut up please!

Wow

you said rant not hardly,but that's your opinion.Again
were is this information blacks hating Asians
coming from.

Facts are facts but blacks

Facts are facts but blacks do want to hear them. Thanks for the post. Pepole will use the hater and racist word just to try and stop a conversation. Keep up the stat reporting!""Get

NC Black Families

Mr Tyndale,why would you assume that someone would call you a racist.You went and found statistics off of google i assume,you never stated how you feel.Now i don't have the number but how many more white females are like to kill there own babies or there children period,how many white men are more likely to become serial killers,how many more white males will go into a school to commit mass murder,how many white males are likely to become molesters after they themselves were molested by there fathers or uncles. One last question, are there more white families on welfare than black families.Your comment is very well written so i know you are able to have an open mind about these things without going into a rant...I know i said last question but i would love to read the report about the bigotry against Asians because i never heard that before today.Once again the crime was very evil and i believe those young men would have killed whomever delivered that food.

You're an IDIOT!

The important thing here is that crime was committed and the STATS show the percentage of each race who commits these crimes. Who cares specifically how people murdered other, what I care about is that MORE percentage Black people murdered people. Period. The STATs show the percentage of race, meaning criminals per capita. Of course there would be more white people committing the crimes because there are more white people in general. It shows that if I were amongst a group of white people, I'd be less likely to be killed and raped if I were amongst the same numbered group of blacks. Learn to read before you get on here and try to make excuses for your pathetic people. Say thanks instead of ranting when someone else is trying to throw you a bone and educate you a little bit.

I, as a Chinese American living in Wilmington, am absolutely not surprised the animals are a pack of black shits. If today is the first day you've heard/learned about black hate crimes against Asians, then you need to get your head out of your own --- and listen and learn. I personally have experienced numerous verbal and emotional attacks from black people trying to intimidate me my whole life, growing up here as an immigrant. My family members, also delivery drivers in Wilmington, have been robbed at gun point numerous times (all by black people) with no results of suspects. If you need more proof of these crimes, no need to go on the internet to read up on anything...Asians are too busy working and have no time to waste time posting to teach the likes of you...then maybe take some time and ask actual Asians in person their personal experiences/interactions with black people. I came to this country with no preconceived notions of how it "used" to be in this country, I did not come here as a racist. I only know how I feel as I grow up in this country, being treated the way I was by black people and white people to conclude my own feelings and thoughts about the racial stereotypes. I've concluded that most, not all, black people have treated me like shit in the past. All this talking about how you think these animals should suffer is really wasting everybody's time, when you can use that to head over to a Wells Fargo branch and donate to Mr Liu's family!
It also would've been nice to see some of you at his funeral service...sadly, only 2 black people showed up to show the family support....