HOUSTON -- New information surfaced Friday regarding the man charged in the death of Peter Mielke, an innocent 19-year-old killed during a Bellaire pizzeria robbery.
We were first told that Kiara Taylor had gotten out of prison days before the Feb. 21 murder. Friday, however, a different story surfaced that Taylor wasn't in prison, but a parole violator facility or an ISF.
Prosecutors have little doubt that Taylor killed Mielke, but is there blame to share? Andy Kahan, a victim advocate with the city of Houston, believes so.
"To me, this is just a senseless tragedy that was so utterly preventable," said Kahan. "This guy repeatedly violated the law time and time and time again."
In 2011, Taylor was sentenced to seven years in prison for burglary and having a gun, but only served six months before he was let out on parole. While on parole, Taylor was convicted of three other crimes within two years and his parole was never revoked.
"The parole board elected not to revoke his parole. They sent him to what's called a parole violator facility," Kahan said.
Although inmates at a parole violator facility are locked up, it's not prison. They are short-term in-custody facilities designed to help convicts figure out why they commit crimes in the first place.
"Generally you spend 60- 90 days there," Kahan said, adding Taylor was in an ISF days before Mielke was murdered and was released, once again, for the third time, back on parole from his 2011 conviction.
We reached out to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and asked why Taylor's bond was never revoked, but they have not responded.
"Time and time again he is repeatedly punted back into society to re-offend again and, of course, now he's the alleged murderer," Kahan said. "Peter's mother would have never been placed in the situation that she's in now if the system had been functioning properly."