Sunday, April 18, 2010

Man sentenced to prison for killing an Ethiopian restaurant owner in 2008

Dashasa Degene , who emigrated from Ethiopia about two decades ago, took over the popular Central Area restaurant after his best friend and business partner, Troy Hackett, was fatally shot in 2003. Hackett's slaying remains unsolved. Several months before his death, Dashasa traveled to Ethiopia and married a woman he had met through relatives. He had bought a house and was preparing it for his new bride when he was killed, his family said. With one bullet, said his cousin Fatuma, "We lost the backbone of our family. Read more…


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