flyingtiger1013 Posted October 31, 2005 Share Posted October 31, 2005 http://www.nbc4.com/news/5212470/detail.html Another Woman Dies During Carjacking POSTED: 8:43 am EST October 31, 2005 HOUSTON -- Three hurricane evacuees are facing capital murder charges in the strangulation of a 77-year-old Pasadena, Texas, woman. (Click here to see image of slain elderly woman.) Jimmy Hoang Le, 18, and Stephanie Jacobo, 18, both of the Beaumont, Texas area and Roosevelt Smith Jr., 43, of New Orleans, are charged with killing Betty Blair during a robbery at her home last Friday. (Click here to see images of suspects.) The three had been doing odd jobs and yard work on her property to make money. They were arrested Friday night driving Blair's 2000 Buick, in which some of the woman's belongings were found. The car was located through OnStar, an onboard electronic tracking system. "It appears that those that she tried to help were the ones that murdered her," said Pasadena Police Department spokesman Vance Mitchell. The three lived together in a Pasadena apartment, Mitchell said. The three suspects were the second group of evacuees Blair had helped. Just after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in late August, Blair took three women from New Orleans into her home. Meanwhile, a New Orleans evacuee was killed in Houston the day after charges were filed against the other three hurricane evacuees. Police say 38-year-old Stacy Joseph Johnson of New Orleans was fatally stabbed Sunday during a carjacking of a pickup in Houston. Police said the 18-year-old pickup truck owner apparently stabbed Johnson when he tried to steal the vehicle at knifepoint. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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