Abey Girma, Who Allegedly Murdered Ethiopian Restaurant Owners, Arrested in Colorado

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Abey Bilette Girma
Five days after Yayehyirad Lemma and Yenenesh Desta dead on the front porch of their Marquita Street home, police have captured the suspected killer.

Abey Bilette Girma, 37, fled to Colorado after allegedly following Lemma and Desta home early Wednesday morning and shooting them to death. According to an arrest affidavit, he felt the couple had "disrespected him."

He was arrested Saturday night in Aurora, Colo. and booked into jail on a capital murder charge. He is awaiting extradition to Texas.

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A pro tip for those of you running from the law: Don't bring attention to yourself by going all stalker on a woman in the city you are hiding in.


According to news reports, Abey Belette Girma harassed a woman in an Ethiopian Orthodox Church Thursday night, again on Friday and then showed up uninvited and knocked on her door at 10:45 p.m. Friday. This prompted the woman to call the cops.


jeez, who turned the crazy magnet on in Colorado?

scottindallas topcommenter

fled to Aurora CO.  Wow, that's odd.

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