Teonta Clark sentenced to 40 years for 2014 shooting death of Canton teen

Teonta Clark sentenced to 40 years for 2014 shooting death of Canton teen
Teonta Clark was sentenced to 40 years in a Madison County courthouse Monday. Source: Madison County

CANTON, MS (WLBT) - The second man found guilty in the death of a Canton teenager was sentenced to 40 years in prison Monday.

Teonta Clark was sentenced to 40 years in a Madison County courthouse Monday -- found guilty of capital murder in the shooting death of 13-year-old Muhammad Saeed.

Teonta’s uncle Tony Clark was sentenced to death last September in the same shooting.

Investigators say Tony Clark shot and killed Saaed while he was working at the Fat Boy convenience store in November of 2014.

Fahd Saeed testified in Tony Clark’s sentencing that Tony and Teonta came into the store after 10:00 p.m. He identified Tony as "the man who killed my son”.

He said Tony and Teonta Clark as customers of his businesses in Canton over 15 years. He said Teonta was a daily visitor to Fat Boy and Tony had only been in that store once.

Fahd said that Tony Clark didn’t get any money from the register after shooting them both. He testified that Tony “punched the register” but was unable to access it, and said Teonta told Tony that “people are coming, hurry up”. Both suspects then left, according to Fahd.

Fahd Saeed bought the Fat Boy store in 2013 and renovated it to be a home for he and his son, known as Lil Ali to patrons. The 13-year old helped his father run the store and was working the cash register the night he was killed.

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