Guilty again, man gets life in prison for 2007 Alamance County murder

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GRAHAM — After two weeks of testimony and two days of jury deliberation, Lawrence Donnell Flood Sr. was found guilty a second time Wednesday of the August 2007 murder of a 16-year-old, the News & Record reported.

Flood, a.k.a. Nasir Muhammad, 40, was sentenced to life in prison for the first-degree murder of Gregory Jerrod Watlington.

Jurors found him guilty of first-degree murder for premeditation and deliberation and the state’s felony-murder rule, which states that killing in the commission of felony is first-degree murder. Flood was also found guilty of possession of a firearm by a felon.

On Aug. 11, 2007, Flood lured Watlington to his apartment at the Crescent Arms complex in Graham with the pretext of selling him drugs. Flood restrained the teen in his kitchen and shot him in the back of the head in front of two witnesses.

Those witnesses — including Rasheem Currie, who testified in Flood’s retrial and was 14 at the time — drove Watlington’s body away and dumped it near a home on Flower Street.

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