THE son of a priest in the Episcopal Church in the United States
has been charged with two counts of murder, after his father,
mother, and younger brother were found bludgeoned to death in their
apartment in Houston, Texas (News,
The son, Isaac Tiharihondi, aged 19, was arrested in
Mississippi, and had been sent back to Houston, where he appeared
in court on Monday night.
He is accused of beating his parents, the Revd Israel
Ahimbisibwe and his wife, Dorcus, to death with a baseball bat, a
lamp, and a hammer. His five-year-old brother, Israel, was killed
with a kitchen knife.
The murder was discovered after his father, who was Vicar of the
Church of the Redeemer and Chaplain at the University of Houston,
failed to appear at church on Sunday.
The Bishop of Texas, the Rt Revd C. Andrew Doyle, said: "While I
am relieved [that] authorities have found Isaac, I am heartbroken
that he has been charged with capital murder. This only adds to the
tragedy of their deaths, and raises more questions than it
The family had another son, Emmanuel, who was away at boarding
school when the murders occurred.