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5 things for Houstonians to know for Friday, September 17

Here are things to know for Friday, September 17:

1. MS-13 gang chief sentenced to life in jail for ordering 2016 homicide of Houston teen

A 28-year-old chief of MS-13 was sentenced to life in jail with out parole for capital homicide on Thursday, introduced Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.

According to authorities, Omar Torres was within the Harris County Jail in 2016 when he ordered a number of different gang members to kill a witness who was cooperating with authorities and had implicated Torres within the lethal ambush of a rival gang member 4 months earlier.

“Instead of showing remorse after being arrested for gunning down someone in cold blood, this defendant doubled down and had a witness killed to cover his tracks,” Ogg stated. “Someone who can take life so easily deserves to spend the rest of his life behind bars without the chance of ever getting out.”

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2. 1 of three males accused of killing Spring couple in execution-style homicide bonds out

It has been three years for the reason that brutal homicide of a pair inside their Spring residence.

To at the present time, the kids of the beloved couple are persevering with to struggle for justice. With one among their dad and mom’ accused killers out on bond, the kids are talking out in hopes to be heard.

(*17*) stated Michelle Lam whereas remembering her mom and father Bao and Jenny Lam who have been each 61-years-old after they died.

“They emphasized education and working hard and doing what’s right,” Rich Lam, 38, stated.

Rich stated he’ll always remember the love of his dad and mom and the teachings they taught them. He stated they have been loving dad and mom who labored collectively to personal a number of Subway areas all through Greater Houston.

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3. HPD utilizing new legislation to crack down on these paying for intercourse

The day Texas’s new legislation concerning solicitation of prostitution went into impact, Houston police ran a sting operation in an space generally known as the “Bissonnet Track.”

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The commander of HPD’s vice division, Jessica Anderson, stated 13 so-called “Johns” have been arrested. She stated she now hopes phrase will get round that purchasing intercourse is not only a slap on the wrist.

“Since then, we’ve done additional operations and we’ve seen a lot fewer buyers, so we’re hopeful that initial enforcement operation sent the message,” stated Anderson.

On Sept. 1, Texas grew to become the primary state to make paying for intercourse a felony. Anderson believes harder penalties will assist goal what’s fueling the intercourse commerce.

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4. Some Houston space college students destroying faculty bogs for TikTook problem

The Magnolia Independent School District stated college students accountable for vandalism linked to a TikTook problem will face self-discipline.

The faculty district stated a couple of of its services have been affected by the “devious lick” problem, which incorporates folks eradicating or damaging gadgets in restrooms.

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“I’ve seen people stealing mirrors and bathroom stuff,” stated scholar Anaye Pollard, who has seen movies from different faculties.

A photograph posted on Facebook on Thursday confirmed mirrors and cleaning soap dispensers lacking at Magnolia High School. The photograph was included within the feedback of a submit as dad and mom mentioned the problem.

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5. KPRC 2 Investigates: Are you paying for another person’s electrical energy? One man discovered the laborious means – after discovering 7 faux accounts

No matter the place you reside, whether or not you lease or personal your private home, everybody has to pay for electrical energy. But what you could not understand is that you could be be paying for another person’s electrical energy. People are utilizing stolen identification to open accounts with electrical energy suppliers. KPRC 2 Investigates reveals how electrical energy firms are doing little or no to cease this from occurring, however there are some things you need to be doing to defend personal info.

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Thieves use social safety numbers to open faux accounts

You flip off the lights if you go away a room, shut your blinds to hold out the solar and modify your thermostat to preserve power. Craig Kooken did every part inside his management to hold his electrical invoice low. What he couldn’t management have been the thieves racking up $4,469 in his title.

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