Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Man Killed For Rims

This is a hell of a thing to kill a man for. This asshole admitted he killed him because he wanted his rims.

HOUSTON -- A man has admitted to robbing and killing another man for his rims, deputies told KPRC Local 2.

Harris County sheriff's deputies said two deputies at a storefront on Aldine Mail Route heard gunshots at about 3 a.m. Sunday.

One of the deputies went to the Exxon station on the corner of Aldine Mail Route and the Eastex Freeway, where he found a man's body in the parking lot.

The second deputy spotted a Cadillac with chrome rims leaving the scene at a high rate of speed. The deputy chased the car on the Eastex Freeway.

Investigators said someone in the car threw a weapon and a ski mask out the window. The chase ended shortly after the driver ran over spike strips, officials said.

The driver, Tedderick Batiste, was arrested and admitted to killing the man found dead at the Exxon station, deputies said. Batiste told deputies that he wanted to steal the man's rims.

The vehicle Batiste drove in the chase belonged to the shooting victim, investigators said.

Batiste has been charged with capital murder.

The victim's name has not been released.

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