A woman accused of raping murder suspect Eliza Fletcher says police “have more than enough evidence” to keep her in custody.
A woman accused of raping murder suspect Eliza Fletcher says police “have more than enough evidence” to keep her in custody.

A woman accused of raping murder suspect Eliza Fletcher says police “have more than enough evidence” to keep her in custody.

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MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Alicia Franklin, 22, who accused Cleotha Abston-Henderson, 38, of allegedly raping her in September 2021, says Memphis police ‘have more than enough evidence’ to put him behind bars. but she didn’t. Henderson is also charged with the kidnapping and murder of Memphis heiress and teacher Eliza Fletcher on September 2, 2022.

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In an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, just one day after filing a lawsuit against the city of Memphis over the way his case was handled, Franklin said, “I’m angry. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about it. Franklin, as previously reported, recounted how she met Henderson on the dating app Plenty of Fish and agreed to meet him in person in September 2021. The original plan was to meet for dinner at Olive Garden, but it was moved to her home. when Franklin said her car was running on a spare tire and she couldn’t drive far from home. Recalling the details, she said that as soon as she entered her home, Henderson pointed a gun at her neck, then he blindfolded her with a T-shirt and raped her. Franklin added that she was four months pregnant at the time. “I told him I was pregnant. Isa I don’t care,” she said, as quoted by ABC. Franklin also accused police of not prioritizing his case, suggesting his race played a role. She said DNA evidence from Fletcher’s kidnapping was tested within hours, but the sexual assault package submitted by Memphis police in the Franklin case was not analyzed by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for 10 months.

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According to the ABC report, Franklin said the DNA results were not reported until after Fletcher disappeared. She told ABC’s Erielle Reshef, “They had more than enough evidence that night when they were asking me to take me off the street. But they didn’t.”

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She added, “I didn’t want to believe because I never thought that my case would have [been] related [Fletcher’s] A case. I was shocked. I’m still trying to process everything,” and added, “I really believe she’ll still be alive today. Explaining the panic, Franklin said, “I’ve always been in panic ever since. I always worry, I don’t trust people. I always look over my shoulder. »

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The 2021 attack took place at the same apartment complex as Henderson’s last known address, 5781 Waterstone Oak Way, and where officers arrested him on September 3, 2022, following the Fletcher attack.

Speaking about the case, Henderson’s mother, who attended his hearing on September 28, said: “He’s just a good, kind, kind person. I talked to him, and he told me he didn’t do it,” according to Fox. News.

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Source : nouvellefr.com