WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — In honor of  Julius “Juice” Sampson, the Ministers’ Conference of Winston Salem and Vicinity will open a scholarship account. Starting Monday, August 12, those who want to contribute can donate after 12 p.m. at the Mechanics & Farmers Bank in Winston-Salem to the “Julius Sampson” account.

The Ministers' Conference says it plans to continue supporting the family during this difficult time. Sampson was killed Tuesday, August 6, following a fight with 22-year-old Robert Granato at BJ's Restaurant and Brew House in Winston-Salem. 

He was a barber, a little league coach, a newlywed and his murder has left a void in the community 

The altercation continued into the parking lot near Hanes Mall where police say Granato shot and killed Sampson Jr. Police say the altercation stemmed from Sampson defending a waitress who was being harassed by Granato, who was intoxicated and being belligerent.

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Granato, of Winston-Salem, was charged with murder and firing a concealed weapon while intoxicated.

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