Posted on October 28, 2021

Teen Immigrant Charged with 3 Counts of Murder, Released from Jail to Attend School

Jack Davis, Western Journal, October 26, 2021

A Sudanese teenager will resume his life now that he is free on bail only weeks after being charged with three counts of murder.

Ahmedal Tayeb Elnouman Modawi, 17, made bail over the weekend, according to KPRC-TV in Houston.

Ahmedal Tayeb Elnouman Modawi

Ahmedal Tayeb Elnouman Modawi

Modawi faces three counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault with serious bodily injury stemming from an Oct. 1 joyriding incident that ended in tragedy.

As a condition of his release, Modawi can attend school and church, and must wear a GPS ankle monitor.

Modawi is a Sudanese national who has lived with his family in Houston for the past five years. He is not an American citizen.

The teenager who had worked as a valet at a Houston restaurant, was spotted by police at about 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 while driving a customer’s white Infiniti G37 and doing various stunts in a parking lot. Modawi fled when the officer who spotted him hit the lights and siren.

He did not get far but struck and killed three valets who worked at another restaurant, Eric Orduna, 22; Nick Rodriguez, 23; and Fran Measho, 18. He then flipped the car before it crashed into a fence. Modawi and a passenger each suffered leg injuries.


Modawi’s bond was set at $350,000 but was later reduced to $220,000.