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Farmville slayings suspects charged with killing Princeville couple

Posted May 28, 2012 4:38 p.m. EDT
Updated May 29, 2012 3:18 p.m. EDT

— Two men charged with killing three people last month at a Pitt County convenience store have been accused of killing a couple in Edgecombe County in March, authorities said.

Antwan Andre Anthony, 29, and Willie Whitehead, 23, have been charged with murder in the March 18 deaths of Quantellis Carr, 33, and his girlfriend, Jasmine Chesson, 31, authorities said. The couple was found shot to death inside their home in Princeville.

Princeville police charged Ray Shasteen and Ronnell Joyner, both 20, with accessory after the fact, alleging they helped hid the weapon used in the murders of Carr and Chesson.

Other accomplices in Farmville

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.

There was no word on how Edgecombe County investigators linked Anthony and Whitehead to the Princeville homicides.