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Longtime criminal, just out of prison, arrested in Bellaire pizzeria murder

March 8, 2016 By:Charlotte Aguilar

Crime Reports

By Charlotte Aguilar

A 26-year-old man — only days out of prison — with a lengthy rap sheet listing charges ranging from drugs, burglary, theft, evading arrest, escape from custody, and weapons possession has now been charged with capital murder in the Feb. 21 murder of a teenage Bellaire pizzeria worker.

The man, Kiara Elijahjuan “KT” Taylor of northeast Houston, is in custody and will be in court Thursday. He could face the death penalty.

Taylor was arrested in his neighborhood over the weekend for felony firearms possession and had been charged and was in custody when he was tied to the Bellaire murder.

Bellaire police believe they have evidence that will prove he gunned down 19-year-old Peter Mielke, shooting him multiple times during an attempted robbery when Mielke could not open the cash register. It turned out Mielke, a Bellaire HS graduate who was working an extra shift to put himself through college, did not have the necessary authorization to open the register.

Other employees at the restaurant, in the office at the time, fled outside and reported the attempted robbery to police, who were at the scene within minutes.

Surveillance video from cameras inside and outside the restaurant provided clear images of the suspect entering and leaving Reginelli’s Pizzeria, 5301 Bissonnet St., and Police Chief Byron Holloway told InstantNews that investigators had been able to study the video to determine what surfaces the suspect had touched in order to extract possible DNA evidence.

Last week, CrimeStoppers increased its original $5,000 reward to $10,000.

Kiara Taylor is in custody, charged with capital murder in the Feb. 21 slaying of a teenage Bellaire pizzeria worker.

Kiara Taylor is in custody, charged with capital murder in the Feb. 21 slaying of a teenage Bellaire pizzeria worker.

 

4 Responses to “Longtime criminal, just out of prison, arrested in Bellaire pizzeria murder”

  1. Sara Says:

    This poor child gave his life trying to give a thug the money he demanded I would never let my kids work nights in a strip center. Its too easy for criminals. Should the owner who asks defenseless employees to work at night have spent some money to install a camera system? Or ensure that any employee working can access some cash to appease a robber ? If you own a business of this type, have a plan to give your employees a chance.

    • Lesly Says:

      PLEASE Don’t be that “I would never” type of person. You never know when or why people have to work those shifts. He was 19 & in college, he had to do what was necessary at the time even if it was with his mother’s permission or not. You do not know their reasons.

  2. Goose Says:

    What a POS! Hope he gets the death penalty! Why would he even be allowed back into society??!!! Throw the key away!

    • Rice Blvd. Says:

      What’s even more outrageous is that his sister bought the gun for him, just “because he asked me”. Turns out, she saw the surveillance tape on the news and turned him in! Unbelievable!! What is wrong with this person???? Did their mother drop them both on the head multiple times or are they both sociopaths? The death penalty is too easy for them. And it will never bring back that fine young man to his family and loved ones.

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