Dallas County Pays $350K to Mother of 2 Slain Boys

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

DALLAS (AP) Dallas County commissioners have approved a $350,000 settlement after a constable followed policy and did not chase a man before he drowned his two sons.

The Dallas Morning News reports Tuesday's agreement avoids a trial over the lawsuit by Kametra Sampson. A jury in May sentenced her ex-boyfriend, Naim Rasool Muhammad, to death over the 2011 slayings.

Muhammad was convicted of capital murder in the deaths of his sons, 5-year-old Naim and 3-year-old Elijah. Authorities say he forced the boys and their mother into a car and drove away. Sampson jumped out and alerted a county constable, who called police.

Muhammad drowned the boys in a creek.

The constable wasn't allowed to engage in a high-speed chase under department policy. Commissioners are working to create a uniform pursuit policy.

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