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Store owner, shot in 2008, dies; three charged

Posted January 20, 2011 1:16 a.m. EST

— A Goldsboro store owner has died of complications from a gunshot wound sustained in a 2008 robbery, and three suspects now face murder charges, police said Thursday.

Rashard Vondarius Oliver, 21, of Goldsboro, Quentin Lamont Kenon, 23, of Goldsboro, and Joshua Earl Devon Davis, 23, of Mount Olive, had been charged with armed robbery and attempted murder soon after the Aug. 18, 2008, incident.

Investigators said that the men robbed and shot Ribhi Mohammed "Frank" Kandeel, 53, while he was working late at his store, Brookside Mart on South Slocumb Street.

Kandeel was paralyzed by the shooting and had been at the Staten Island University Medical Hospital in New York since December 2008, police said. He died on Sept. 10, 2010, and an autopsy determined that the cause of death was complications from the gunshot wound.

In January, Wayne County grand juries indicted Oliver, Kenon and Davis of first-degree murder in connection with Kandeel's death, police said. All three suspects are in custody.

Oliver had been serving an eight- to 10-year sentence after being convicted last August of assault inflicting serious injury. Kenon and Davis had been held without bond since 2008, awaiting trial on the original charges.