On Tuesday, three people were sentenced to life in prison without parole for the 2020 fatal shooting of a Michigan man who was killed after a disagreement about wearing masks.
Larry Teague and his stepson, Ramonyea Bishop, fatally shot Family Dollar security guard Calvin Munerlyn, 43, in Flint. The Detroit News reported that an altercation occurred between the three men after Munerlyn told Teague’s stepdaughter, Byra Bishop, that she would have to leave the store if she would not wear a mask.
Sharmel Teague, who is Larry’s wife and Byra and Ramonyea’s mother, was the third person given a life sentence for Munderlyn’s murder. According to MLive.com, surveillance footage showed Sharmel and Byra in the Family Dollar when Sharmel and Munerlyn get into an argument. The dispute escalated when Sharmel apparently spat on Munerlyn — sparking a chase that ended with Munerlyn tackling her in the parking lot twice.
Sharmel reportedly threatened Munerlyn that they will be back before she and her daughter left in a car. Later, Larry came to the store with Bishop, who shot the guard in the head.
“None of us knew what really happened that day because we weren’t in the store,” Munerlyn’s sister told MLive following Tuesday’s sentencing hearing. “The video just took it to a whole new level, to see him fall and not get back up.”
Brya was charged with tampering with evidence, lying to police, and being an accessory to a felony. She was given probation and time served prior to Tuesday’s sentencing hearing.
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