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Niecy Nash

My Brother's 'Heinous'

Killer Did it Again

9/17/2012 10:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0917_niecey_nash_articleThe man who shot and killed Niecy Nash's brother 19 years ago has allegedly killed AGAIN -- this time murdering his wife ... and the comedian says she's appalled that another family has been ruined by this "heinous" killer.

Robert Lee Heard was arrested Saturday in Shreveport, LA for allegedly stabbing and killing his 35-year-old wife Demetra Doyle Heard.

In 1993 a 16-year-old Heard was convicted of shooting and killing Nash's brother, Michael Ensley, at a Reseda, CA high school. He was committed to a juvenile corrections facility until 2002.

Then in 2003, he was convicted of attempted first-degree murder and sent to prison ... but was released in 2011. That is until this weekend ... when police found his wife stabbed to death.

Nash tells TMZ ... "No family should have to endure the loss of a loved one at the hands of a previously convicted violent criminal." 

Nash added,"I am deeply saddened to hear that the man who murdered my brother, Michael Ensley, has been charged with murder again."

And Nash went on ... saying "I grieve for every family who has been victimized by this heinous individual.  My prayers and love go out to the family of Demetra Doyle Heard during this trying time."


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He needs to come to Texas! They'll take care of him immediately here. Makes no sense that this guy was forgiven 2x!!!

730 days ago


How many chances at a life do you get to have? This guy clearly showed he belongs in prison. Poor Niecy, this probably opens up the wounds all over again. Yet, no one wants a prison built in their neighborhood and unemployment is sky high. We need prisons and there are plenty of prisoners and people to fill the jobs needed to run them. Lock these guys UP.

730 days ago


let's turn the murderer's out and lock the pot smoker's up, yeah, that's justice.

folks gotta realize that allowing the violent and insane to freely roam among us, justifies the police state we live in. gotta have more police, bigger weapons, all for our own protection.

time to change the program.

729 days ago


Why was this animal ever released! I understand everyone should be given a second chance, he had that chance then he was arrested for attempted murder! He should have never been released for a second time to kill!

729 days ago


ok this is horrible, but why marry someone who has already been convicted of murdering two people???

729 days ago


Three strikes, he's out.

729 days ago


Who cares? They are ******s.

473 days ago
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