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Raleigh man sentenced to death

Posted April 9, 2009

— A Johnston County court on Thursday sentenced Hassan Jamaal Bacote to death.

Bacote, 23, of 3000 Twinfield Court in Raleigh, was found guilty earlier Thursday of first-degree murder and other charges.

Bacote was charged in February 2007 in the death Anthony Surles, 18, during what police said was a robbery attempt at a home on Hunting Drive in Selma. Surles was a student at Smithfield Selma High School.

Marshals have also charged Jeffrey Lamont Evans, 32, and Antwain Nathaniel Groves in the crime.


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