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    TX - Russell Lopez, 31, found slain, kids tied up, Katy, 20 Dec 2011

    in Katy, Tx. This is my old neighborhood and 2 miles from where i live now.....random or not, what the heck is wrong with peopole.


    http://www.khou.com/news/local/Mom-r...135990298.html


    It's 5 o'clock somewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by tk71texas View Post
    in Katy, Tx. This is my old neighborhood and 2 miles from where i live now.....random or not, what the heck is wrong with peopole.


    http://www.khou.com/news/local/Mom-r...135990298.html
    I used to live off of Greenhouse. This is terribly sad. Poor kids.

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    this was in silvermill which is at morton and greenhouse


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    Two men were caught trying to flee to Mexico after they allegedly killed their drug dealer and tying up two of his young children.

    Joseph Facundo, 18, Tony Escobar, 17, and Amber Thornton, 22, are charged with the December 20 murder of Russell Lopez, 36, in Harris County, a suburb of Houston, Texas.



    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz1iQ8FZmxb

    I didn't realize that this "wonderful" dad was a drug dealer.....







    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...t-drug-dealer-
    Russell-Lopez-caught-fleeing-Mexico.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by tk71texas View Post
    I didn't realize that this "wonderful" dad was a drug dealer.....







    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...t-drug-dealer-
    Russell-Lopez-caught-fleeing-Mexico.html
    That does change things a bit. Not for the kids, because they didn't have a choice.

    I wonder if the mother knew when she left the kids home alone with him. Even if you deal out of a nice, safe, suburban neighborhood, that doesn't mean that someone won't eventually come after you. Drug dealing is not a pretty or safe business, by any means.
    JMO. Unless there's a link, I can't prove it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by not_my_kids View Post
    That does change things a bit. Not for the kids, because they didn't have a choice.

    I wonder if the mother knew when she left the kids home alone with him. Even if you deal out of a nice, safe, suburban neighborhood, that doesn't mean that someone won't eventually come after you. Drug dealing is not a pretty or safe business, by any means.
    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-te...th-2439570.php

    From this link, it sounds like the mom may have thought something was going on, but wasn't sure.

    "Sheriff's deputies later spoke with Lopez's wife, Marie Lopez, who said she suspected he might have been involved with selling drugs. They discovered a false bottom to a kitchen cabinet that contained several clear glass jars of what appeared to be marijuana, according to the records."

    I'm relieved the kids were uninjured. Surprised actually. Shame on people for involving their kids in these things. I mean really, dealing drugs out of your home with your kids there.

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    Amber Thornton pleaded guilty to lesser charges and agreed to testify against Facundo and Escobar. She was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

    Joseph Facundo and Tony Escobar were both found guilty. Facundo was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. Escobar was sentenced to life in prison. Since he was 17 at the time of the murder, he will be eligible for parole after 40 years. He appealed his conviction last year and it was denied.

    The opinion from the court of appeals has more information on Escobar's trial as well as the brutal murder of Russell Lopez.

    http://cases.justia.com/texas/first-...?ts=1446110336



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