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Dallas police believe man accused of killing the owners of a Greenville area restaurant has fled the state | Crime Blog

The couple was slain on the front porch of their home off Lower Greenville. (Ron Baselice/Staff Photographer)
Dallas police believe a man wanted on an arrest warrant in connection with the shooting deaths of a couple who owned an Ethiopian restaurant has fled the state.
Police continue to look for Abey Belette Girma who is accused of capital murder.
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Fri Aug 17 09:58:25 PDT 2012

Dallas police issue warrant in M Streets murder case

Police say they know who killed a couple outside their home in Dallas’ M Street neighborhood early Tuesday morning. Investigators believe Abey Girma fled to Kansas, and he remains at large

Yayehyirad “Yared” Lemma, 40, and Yenenesh “Yenni” Desta, 31, shot to death about midnight Wednesday in front of their Lower Greenville home. The couple was returning home from Desta, the Ethiopian restaurant they operated on Greenville Avenue near Forest Lane.
According to an arrest warrant, Girma approached both of them on the front porch and shot them before running away.

Abey Girma
A co-worker of Girma’s told police that Girma told him he had killed the couple because they had “disrespected him.” He said Girma told him that he followed them from their restaurant to their home where he confronted Lemma on the front porch of his home.
“Suspect Girma told witness … that the complainant continued to disrespect him so he shot him,” police records state. “Suspect Girma stated he next shot complainant Yenenesh because she had also disrespected him.”
The co-worker told police that Girma showed him a pistol that he used to kill the couple.
He also told police that Girma intimidated him into driving to 

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