A woman was charged with killing a security guard along with her husband and son who refused to allow her daughter to enter a shop because she didn’t wear face cover.
Calvin Munnerlyn, 43, dies on spot at the Family Dollar store in Flint, Michigan, one of the US states hit hardest by the pandemic, in the back of the head on Friday. 45-year-old Sharmel Teague lashes at him for not allowing her daughter without a mask into the store. Husband of the woman, 44-year-old Larry Teague, and sister, 23-year-old Ramonyea Bishop, a charge of going to the store immediately afterwards and fatally assaulting Mr Munerlyn.
Sharmel Teague was arrested while the other two suspects are still at large. All three face premeditated charges of first-degree murder and firearms. Larry Teague, however, charges with breaching the governor’s order allowing face coverings within stores to prevent transmission of coronavirus. Her daughter is not charged.
Culprit Runs Away
Following the initial verbal altercation at the shop, prosecutor David Leyton from Genesee County told a news conference on Monday, Sharmel Teague screamed at and spit on Mr Munerlyn before driving away in a red GMC Envoy. She returned with her son and husband a short time later, according to authorities, until the deadly altercation occurred. It’s the women’s son who tries to pull the trigger.
A GoFundMe page founded for the funeral of Mr Munerlyn has raised almost $100,000 (£80,000). He leaves eight children behind according to the article. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered all Midwestern state residents to wear face coverings when they are inside business premises to fight Covid-19. Stores will deny service to someone who disobeys this law. As of Monday, Michigan’s number of reported cases of coronavirus stood at 43,950 including 4,135 deaths, state officials stated.
Last week, hundreds of demonstrators argued. Some with arms enter the Lansing statehouse and demand an end to the stay-at-home order from the governor. Angry resistance to laws implemented to prevent the spread of the virus has been seen elsewhere in the US. An order came into effect in an Oklahoma city on Friday. It requires the use of face masks in business premises. It was rescinded within hours in the midst of an angry consumer backlash. Stillwater store employees reported violent threats including one involving a gun. Mayor Will Joyce quickly amended the order to firmly promote the use of face masks but not require.