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3 get life in slaying of Michigan guard over face mask order

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Flint resident Talona Hogan, a close family friend, right, accepts an embrace as she copes with the loss of Calvin Munerlyn during his visitation service on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Sheldon T. Banks Funeral Chapel in Flint, Mich. Munerlyn, 43, of Flint was shot at the Family Dollar store following an alleged verbal altercation with 45-year-old Sharmel Teague after he told the woman's daughter she needed to wear a mask while inside. (Jake May/The Flint Journal, MLive.com via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press Flint resident Talona Hogan, a close family friend, right, accepts an embrace as she copes with the loss of Calvin Munerlyn during his visitation service on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Sheldon T. Banks Funeral Chapel in Flint, Mich. Munerlyn, 43, of Flint was shot at the Family Dollar store following an alleged verbal altercation with 45-year-old Sharmel Teague after he told the woman's daughter she needed to wear a mask while inside. (Jake May/The Flint Journal, MLive.com via AP)

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A married couple and their son convicted of first-degree premeditated murder in the fatal shooting of a security guard who demanded the woman's daughter wear a mask while shopping were sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole.

Flint resident Pam Jones, a childhood friend, says her goodbye while wearing a mask during the visitation service for Calvin Munerlyn on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Sheldon T. Banks Funeral Chapel in Flint, Mich. Munerlyn, 43, of Flint was shot at the Family Dollar store following an alleged verbal altercation with 45-year-old Sharmel Teague after he told the woman's daughter she needed to wear a mask while inside. (Jake May/The Flint Journal, MLive.com via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press Flint resident Pam Jones, a childhood friend, says her goodbye while wearing a mask during the visitation service for Calvin Munerlyn on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Sheldon T. Banks Funeral Chapel in Flint, Mich. Munerlyn, 43, of Flint was shot at the Family Dollar store following an alleged verbal altercation with 45-year-old Sharmel Teague after he told the woman's daughter she needed to wear a mask while inside. (Jake May/The Flint Journal, MLive.com via AP)

Larry Teague, wife Sharmel Teague, and Sharmel Teague’s son, Ramonyea Bishop, were sentenced by Genesee Circuit Court Judge Brian Pickell in the shooting death of Calvin Munerlyn on May 1, 2020.

Buhda Nicholas consoles his sister Tawana Beaugard, both of Flint, as they prepare to say goodbye to their cousin during the visitation service for Calvin Munerlyn Friday, May 8, 2020 at Sheldon T. Banks Funeral Chapel in Flint, Mich. Munerlyn, 43, of Flint was shot at the Family Dollar store following an alleged verbal altercation with 45-year-old Sharmel Teague after he told the woman's daughter she needed to wear a mask while inside. (Jake May/The Flint Journal, MLive.com via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press Buhda Nicholas consoles his sister Tawana Beaugard, both of Flint, as they prepare to say goodbye to their cousin during the visitation service for Calvin Munerlyn Friday, May 8, 2020 at Sheldon T. Banks Funeral Chapel in Flint, Mich. Munerlyn, 43, of Flint was shot at the Family Dollar store following an alleged verbal altercation with 45-year-old Sharmel Teague after he told the woman's daughter she needed to wear a mask while inside. (Jake May/The Flint Journal, MLive.com via AP)

The three were convicted of first-degree premeditated murder, a crime that carries a mandatory punishment of life in prison without parole, following a trial that spanned several weeks, The Flint Journal reported.

Aunt Jennifer Gray of Flushing copes with the loss of Calvin Munerlyn during his visitation service Friday, May 8, 2020 at Sheldon T. Banks Funeral Chapel in Flint, Mich. Munerlyn, 43, of Flint was shot at the Family Dollar store following an alleged verbal altercation with 45-year-old Sharmel Teague after he told the woman's daughter she needed to wear a mask while inside. (Jake May/The Flint Journal, MLive.com via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press Aunt Jennifer Gray of Flushing copes with the loss of Calvin Munerlyn during his visitation service Friday, May 8, 2020 at Sheldon T. Banks Funeral Chapel in Flint, Mich. Munerlyn, 43, of Flint was shot at the Family Dollar store following an alleged verbal altercation with 45-year-old Sharmel Teague after he told the woman's daughter she needed to wear a mask while inside. (Jake May/The Flint Journal, MLive.com via AP)

Munerlyn, 43, was shot at the store just north of downtown Flint shortly after telling Sharmel Teague’s daughter she had to leave because she lacked a mask, Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has said.

Buhda Nicholas, a cousin of Duper's, bows his head during the visitation service for Calvin Munerlyn on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Sheldon T. Banks Funeral Chapel in Flint, Mich. Munerlyn, 43, of Flint was shot at the Family Dollar store following an alleged verbal altercation with 45-year-old Sharmel Teague after he told the woman's daughter she needed to wear a mask while inside. (Jake May/The Flint Journal, MLive.com via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press Buhda Nicholas, a cousin of Duper's, bows his head during the visitation service for Calvin Munerlyn on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Sheldon T. Banks Funeral Chapel in Flint, Mich. Munerlyn, 43, of Flint was shot at the Family Dollar store following an alleged verbal altercation with 45-year-old Sharmel Teague after he told the woman's daughter she needed to wear a mask while inside. (Jake May/The Flint Journal, MLive.com via AP)

Two men later came to the store and shot the security guard to death, investigators said.

Funeral home worker Kelvin Young looks to the entrance as he waits to greet family and friends who arrive for the visitation of Calvin Munerlyn on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Sheldon T. Banks Funeral Chapel in Flint, Mich. Munerlyn, 43, of Flint was shot at the Family Dollar store following an alleged verbal altercation with 45-year-old Sharmel Teague after he told the woman's daughter she needed to wear a mask while inside. (Jake May/The Flint Journal, MLive.com via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press Funeral home worker Kelvin Young looks to the entrance as he waits to greet family and friends who arrive for the visitation of Calvin Munerlyn on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Sheldon T. Banks Funeral Chapel in Flint, Mich. Munerlyn, 43, of Flint was shot at the Family Dollar store following an alleged verbal altercation with 45-year-old Sharmel Teague after he told the woman's daughter she needed to wear a mask while inside. (Jake May/The Flint Journal, MLive.com via AP)

Bishop’s sister, Brya Bishop, was charged with tampering with evidence, lying to police and being an accessory to a felony. She was sentenced in November to time served and probation.

Latryna Sims, partner of Calvin Munerlyn, center, cries on the shoulder of his uncle Ramon Munerlyn, as the family celebrates outside the courtroom after Sharmel Teague, her husband Larry Teague, and son Ramonyea Bishop, three defendants charged in the fatal shooting of the security guard at a Family Dollar store in Flint, Mich., were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, in Genesee County Circuit Court. Security guard Calvin Munerlyn refused to allow Teague's daughter inside because she wasn’t wearing a face mask to protect against transmission of the coronavirus. (Jake May/MLive.com/The Flint Journal via AP)

Latryna Sims, partner of Calvin Munerlyn, center, cries on the shoulder of his uncle Ramon Munerlyn, as the family celebrates outside the courtroom after Sharmel Teague, her husband Larry Teague, and son Ramonyea Bishop, three defendants charged in the fatal shooting of the security guard at a Family Dollar store in Flint, Mich., were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, in Genesee County Circuit Court. Security guard Calvin Munerlyn refused to allow Teague's daughter inside because she wasn’t wearing a face mask to protect against transmission of the coronavirus. (Jake May/MLive.com/The Flint Journal via AP)
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