N.C. Muslims pleased with death penalty option but want focus on hate crimes probe

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Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and his wife, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, were killed on Tuesday (February 10, 2015) inside their condominium near the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill. Photo courtesy of Omid Safi

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DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) More than the death penalty, the Muslim community wants a deeper investigation into the allegation of religious bias and the possibility of federal hate crimes.