Life in prison for man who killed family after they found out he was lying about Marine Corps


The 20-year-old son of an Episcopal priest has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 2015 killings of his parents and 5-year-old brother at their Houston apartment.

Isaac Tiharihondi pleaded guilty to two counts of capital murder and was sentenced Monday. Authorities say Tiharihondi beat his 51-year-old father, Israel Ahimbisibwe (ah-heem-bih-SEEB’-weh), and mother, 47-year-old Dorcus Ahimbisibwe with a lamp, baseball hat and hammer. Authorities say Tiharihondi fatally stabbed his brother Israel Jr.

Their bodies were discovered exactly a year ago on Feb. 2, 2015.

According to court documents, Tiharihondi had told his family he joined the Marines and was about to report to duty. An affidavit says that his parents thought he was lying and had planned to confront him about this before they were killed.

Police said the U.S.  said that after an investigation they were not able to find any record of Tiharihondi ever enlisting.

Tiharihondi was found by Houston Police and the FBI after they tracked him to New Orleans and Mississippi from the use of his father’s credit card.  He was arrested in Raymond, Mississippi and extradited back to Houston from the Hinds County jail.

Michael Swaney contributed to this report

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