4:42 PM EDT, October 23, 2007
A Broward jury Tuesday recommended life in prison for Imran "Bobby" Hussain for the killing of a couple who owned the Sunrise Dollar Store, before torching the business.
The Fort Lauderdale couple had given Hussain a job at the store, located inside the Sunrise Center strip mall on Sunrise Boulevard and Northwest Ninth Street.
Authorities discovered the charred remains of Mohammed Abul Kalam, 45, and his wife, Joynab Chowdhury, 37, after extinguishing the Nov. 29, 2001 fire. They had first been bludgeoned to death.
About a month before the fire, Hussain's crack-cocaine use prompted the couple to turn him into police. Motivated by revenge and greed, Hussain killed the couple, prosecutor Brian Cavanagh said.