Hurricane evacuees murder woman who helped them

Jimmy Hoang Le, 18, Stephanie Jacobo 18, both of Beaumont, Texas, and Roosevelt Smith Jr., 43, of Louisiana, were charged with capital murder Saturday in the robbery and strangulation death at her home of Betty Blair, 77, of Pasadena, Texas.

“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 an apartment in the 900 block of Randall in Pasadena, Mitchell said.

They were arrested Friday night at the toll booth at Beltway 8 and Westheimer, driving Blair’s tan 2000 Buick, in which some of her belongings were found. Jacobo’s 10-month-old boy, was also in the car, and is now with “appropriate relatives,’ said Gwen Carter, a spokeswoman for the Department of Family and Protective Services.

The car was located through OnStar, an onboard electronic tracking system. . . .

The three suspects were the second group of evacuees Blair had helped after Hurricane Katrina, according to her neighbor and fellow parishioner Mary Titus. — Houston Chronicle

Talk about ungrateful. Not to mention stupid. I thought everybody knew OnStar could locate your vehicle.

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