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Richard Mustapha Sennessie biography: 13 things about Malcolm Xavier Perry’s killer

Richard Mustapha Sennessie (©El Paso Police Department)

Richard Mustapha Sennessie (©El Paso Police Department)

Richard Mustapha Sennessie is an African-American man. He was friends with Clevy Muchette Nelson-Royster.

Sennessie and Nelson-Royster were involved in the death of her former boyfriend Malcolm Xavier Perry. Here are 13 more things about Sennessie:

  1. He was born on May 8, 1997, according to the complaint affidavit obtained by WAVY.
  2. He resides in El Paso, Texas, United States.
  3. In 2017, he had a traffic warrant for speeding.
  4. At 2:17 a.m. on September 22, 2018, he was pulled over by a Texas state trooper for going 74 mph in a 45 mph zone on FM 659 (Zaragoza Road) in El Paso. He admitted drinking two shots, had an open bottle and a can of rum and failed a field-sobriety test.
  5. In August 2019, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor riving while intoxicated (DWI) charge. He was given a suspended sentence of one year in jail plus a probation for 15 months, which included a curfew from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. and using an interlock device to measure his breath-alcohol level.
  6. On July 17, 2020, prosecutors filed a motion to revoke his probation. He was accused of not maintaining an interlock device, not doing his community service and not completing a victim impact panel and a DWI education course. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
  7. In the evening of October 10, 2020, he was with Nelson-Royster at the 915 Vibes bar and grill in the Pebble Village Shopping Center on 10780 Pebble Hills Blvd. in El Paso. She was kicked out of the bar after getting into an altercation with a group of women.
  8. In the early morning of October 11, 2020, he and Nelson-Royster went to the Jaguars strip club in El Paso. They were joined at their table by Perry, who was already there. In the strip club, she grabbed Perry’s glasses and broke them. She was escorted out after getting into several other altercations and continued to fight other people in the parking lot.
  9. After leaving the Jaguars strip club on October 11, 2020, he and Nelson-Royster drove to Perry’s residence and found him sitting in his Audi parked at the apartment complex parking lot. She assaulted Perry so the latter drove off.
  10. He drove Nelson-Royster’s black 2019 Jeep Wrangler while she was in the passenger’s seat on October 11, 2020. They chased Perry and he intentionally rammed her car into Perry’s car, causing it to roll over and catch fire at the intersection of John Hayes and N. Zaragoza in El Paso resulting in his death. He then stopped the Jeep and fled the scene on foot.
  11. He told the police that Nelson-Royster kept yelling at him to ram Perry’s car and kept grabbing the wheel and honking the horn minutes before Perry’s death on October 11, 2020.
  12. With help from the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, police arrested him in the morning of October 13, 2020.
  13. He was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $1 million bond set by Judge Priddy. He was charged in the murder of Perry and was booked on a probation violation warrant on his previous DWI case.

(This is a developing story. Updates will be added as soon as they are available.)

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