DALLAS -- Naim Rasool Muhammad, the Dallas man convicted of killing two of his children, was sentenced to death Thursday.
On May 15, Muhammad was found guilty of drowning two of his three children in Aug. 2011.
Investigators said he was upset about the end of his turbulent relationship with the mother of his children, Kametra Sampson. He kidnapped her along with two of their sons, three-year-old Elijah and five-year-old Naim, on the way to the older boy's first day of school.
She later escaped, but the children were drowned in a creek.
In the punishment phase of the capital murder trial, the defense argued that Muhammad didn't pose a further threat to society and that he didn't deserve the death penalty.
Sampson testified that Muhammad tried to end her first pregnancy when she was 16 by beating her and telling her to drink bleach when she wouldn't get an abortion. She said the abused continued until she left him in Dec. 2010.
Sampson has one surviving son.