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Greensboro man receives life for fatal shooting, family gets ‘justice’

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Arshaq Allah.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro man will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty Monday to killing a father and son over $150 and some marijuana, the News & Record reported.

Arshaq Allah, 37, of 805 Douglas St., pleaded guilty in Guilford County Superior Court to fatally shooting Marquis Steens, 31, and his 7-year-old son, Malique, in Oct. 23, 2010. The pair was found in Steens’ home at 205 Guerrant St.

Allah pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon. He also pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree rape from a separate incident. He was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Lindsay Davis Jr. to two consecutive life sentences without parole.

The Guilford County District Attorney’s Office had intended to seek the death penalty if Allah was found guilty in a jury trial.

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