Ethiopian Restaurant Owners Couple Murder Suspect Abey Girma Arrested in Colorado

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Abey Belette Girma has been arrested in connection with the murders of Ethiopian restaurant owners couple Yenenesh Desta and Yayehirad  Lemma  on Wednesday night.

The suspect in a double murder in Dallas has been arrested in Colorado.

Dallas police said 37-year-old Abey Belette Girma has been on the run since he allegedly shot Desta Yenenesh and Lemma Yayehyirad on the porch of their M Streets home on Wednesday morning.

The couple had just returned home from working at their popular Ethiopian restaurant.

According to a court document, Girma had boasted of the killing to a co-worker, saying that the two victims had “disrespected” him.

He then forced a co-worker to drive him to Kansas, according to investigators who believe Girma felt disrespected by Lemma.

Girma was arrested the Denver suburb of Aurora on Saturday night. He is awaiting extradition to Texas, where he will face capital murder charges.

Dallas police did not immediately provide further details Monday.

We will be update with more info as it is available. Please check back soon.

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