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Fifth person charged with killing Princeville couple

Posted May 30, 2012
Updated May 31, 2012

— A fifth person was arrested Tuesday in connection with the March shooting deaths of a Princeville couple, police said Wednesday.

Alex Rasheed Gibson, 18, of 618 Danielle Drive in Greenville, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Quantellis Carr, 33, and his girlfriend, Jasmine Chesson, 31, were shot and killed inside their Princeville home on March 18. None of their five children was home at the time.

Princeville police charged Antwan Andre Anthony, 29, of 3729 Moore Drive in Bethel, and Willie Whitehead, 23, of 101 Devonshire Drive in Pinetops, on Sunday with the same crimes.

Ray Shasteen, 20, of 4674 Toddy Road in Farmville, and Ronnell Joyner, 20, of 4148 Corbett Circle in Farmville, were charged Sunday as accessories after the fact of murder. Investigators allege that they helped hide the gun used in the shootings.

"You didn't give life. How could you take a life?" Carr's sister, Chemere Carr, wondered aloud on Wednesday.

Even two months after the shootings, she said, she has no idea why her brother and his girlfriend were killed. She said she plans to attend the court appearances for all five suspects on Thursday to try to get some answers.

Sketch of Quan Carr and Jasmine Chesson Princeville woman doesn't understand why brother, his girlfriend were killed

"I want to face the people who did this. I want to see their faces up close and personal," Chemere Carr said. "It's just like my whole life has changed."

Anthony and Whitehead are also charged with killing three people during an armed robbery of a Farmville convenience store on April 1.

Police there said the pair, along with Xavier Montel Shamble, 19, and an unidentified juvenile, killed Mokbel Mohamed "Sam" Almujanhi, 16, as he mopped the floor at the Hustle Mart, his father's convenience store. The owner's nephew, Nabil Nasser Saeed Al'mogannahi, 26, and a cousin, Gaber Alawi, 24, were also shot and killed.


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  • drnc May 30, 2012

    Pure evil. Look into the face of evil and be glad we have dedicated law enforcement cleaning our streets.

  • Sparkey May 30, 2012

    I think if we used the death penalty, some of these individuals might think twice about there actions.

  • puzzled May 30, 2012

    Why are they not being charged with a hate crime?
    May 30, 2012 2:36 p.m

    Good question! But, think real hard!

  • carolinagirl745 May 30, 2012

    Why are they not being charged with a hate crime?

  • shortcake53 May 30, 2012

    Thank God they got these murderers at last. They obviously had no problem with killing people and who knows how many more may have been victims if they had not been caught. I hope it helps the families of the victims to know they didnt get away with it, my sympathies to them.

  • SFSOLDIER May 30, 2012

    They are all killers and deserve what ever the law throws at them! I hope they get a long sentence!

  • FAN72 May 30, 2012

    Was this a "leave no witnesses" crime? Killing one time must made it easier to kill in the second crime.