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Texas man sentenced to die for killing sons

DALLAS — A father who told two of his sons to pretend they were swimming as he drowned them in a creek was sentenced to death Thursday.

The Dallas County jury took about 3½ hours to sentence Naim Rasool Muhammad, 34. The same jury had taken less than 10 minutes to find him guilty of capital murder last week, after testimony by the mother of the boys, Naim, 5, and Elijah, 3.

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He killed them in August 2011 because he was angry their mother broke up with him, officials said. He forced the boys and their mother into a car and began driving.

Defense attorney Paul Johnson had sought a life sentence without parole.

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