A man will spend the rest of his life in prison for fatally stabbing another man in the back of his neck over a CD, a Fulton County judge decided Friday.
Witnesses had to pull Mr. Mahamadou Tunkara off his victim, Mr. Mohamed Turay, in the incident that happened in March 2007 outside Mr. Tunkara’s family’s restaurant on Campbellton Road, according to prosecutors.
The two acquaintances got into argument over the CD, which escalated into a fist fight before witnesses separated the feuding men outside the Sene Gambia restaurant, the Fulton County District Attorney Mr. Paul Howard, Jr. said.
The witnesses urged Mr. Turay to get into his car and leave. Mr. Turay was about to do so when Mr. Tunkara ran up behind him with a steak knife he got from the nearby African Market, also owned by his family, Mr. Howard said.
Mr. Tunkara was able to stab Mr. Turay once in the neck before three witnesses pulled him off Mr. Turay and held him down until officers arrived, Mr. Howard said.
Mr. Turay died a week later from his injuries at Grady Memorial Hospital, the prosecutor said.
A jury convicted Mr. Tunkara Friday of murder, felony, aggravated assault and weapons charges, Mr. Howard said.