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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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86 Comments on "Four teens, 20-year-old charged in connection with delivery driver’s murder"

2015 years 10 months ago

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 …

2015 years 10 months ago

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

2015 years 10 months ago

“O-Dog was America’s worst nightmare. Young, black, and didn’t give a @%#$@.”

Menace to Society, 1993.

2015 years 10 months ago

Nope! I am a 26 year deputy. I will say this 4 years ago the races were not divided as much as they sre since bho took office. He pokes his nose in every black victims case. Cambridge beer summit ring a bell?? Travon thug martin? Ding ding hello biff. It is more hate divided black and white since bho was elected commander in chimp!!. The got a half black prez and dont know what the heck to do with it!! Crime from blacks are higher now since the muslim stole the office!!!!!

2015 years 10 months ago

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.


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