Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today Teaonta Jymon Clark will spend the next forty years in prison after an armed robbery which resulted in a father being shot and his 13-year-old son being murdered.
On October 27, 2014 Tony Clark and his nephew, Teaonta Clark, entered the Fat Boys convenience store with the intentions of robbing the store. Tony Clark pulled a gun and shot both the store owner, Fahd Saeed, and his son, Muhammed Saeed. Muhammed died on scene of his injuries. Both Tony and Teaonta Clark fled the state shortly after the murder and armed robbery but were brought back to Mississippi to face various charges.
On September 21, 2018, a jury unanimously voted on the death penalty for Tony Clark. Teoanta Clark pled guilty to armed robbery on December 10, 2018 and sentencing was set for today. Judge John Emfinger sentenced Clark to forty years to serve. That time will be served without the chance for early release or parole.
District Attorney Bramlett stated, “These were the actions of two selfish criminals who needlessly and cruelly took the life of a 13 year old child in the hopes of a quick pay day. I am grateful for the hard work of the Canton Police Department in investigating this awful crime. While no amount of prison time can bring back Muhammed for his family, we hope that today’s sentence, in addition to the death penalty sentence for Tony Clark, will bring much needed closure. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the Saeed family.”