Taxi drivers were killed for $226, Houston police say
Houston---The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a couple charged with killing two Yellow Cab drivers during robberies two days apart are a "would-be Bonnie and Clyde who thought they could run the streets of this city," a homicide investigator said Monday.
Chaz Omar Blackshear and his girlfriend, Danielle Rene Hudson, both 21, each was charged Saturday with capital murder in the slaying of cabdriver Blaise Uzoma Nwokenaka, 50, of Bellaire, whose death was captured on video by surveillance cameras mounted on the office building where the crime occurred, police said. Nwokenaka was shot three times in the back and was left strapped in his driver's seat while his taxicab was set on fire.
On Monday, additional capital murder charges were filed against Blackshear and Hudson in the slaying of Mohammed Nabiil Elsayed, 32, of Houston, who was shot twice in the head and chest, then dumped in a drainage ditch in the Acres Homes area.
Blackshear and Hudson are believed to have reaped only $226 in cash between the two killings, including a single $1 bill taken from one victim's wallet, police said. More crimes were planned, investigators said.
Neither Blackshear nor Hudson showed any remorse for the killings of the two family men, police said Monday.