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hundreds finish run of murdered teacher Eliza Fletcher in Memphis

Fletcher, 34-year- old wife mother and a teacher, was forcibly kidnapped last a week in Memphis, Tennessee; her body was found Monday behind empty complex.
A week after she disappeared during training, the participants of Fletcher community gathered on Friday morning to symbolically complete her last run. over 2100 people signed up to run Fletcher route in en event titled “Let’s Finish Lisa’s Run”. run was organized on Facebook and 3200 more people they said they were “interested” in visit.
“I’m so impressed with turnout. It’s very emotional,” resident Margaret Craddock told CNN affiliate WHBQ at the event. run. “I have known Eliza for a little while. real tribute to her and just in fact what women should be able to get out early in in the morning or anytime and do it. This is true good for our city at this time, so that everyone can come together.”

on the Facebook page, event the organizers said: “We created this run as way honor Lisa and cope with our own feelings. Our goal is to stand up for in women in Mid-South and emphasize that women should be able to safely run any time of day.”

hundreds finish run of    murdered teacher Eliza Fletcher in Memphis
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Memphis, already stunned by Fletcher’s kidnapping and killing, also recovering from shooting Wednesday, which left four people dead and three wounded. A 38-year-old man with previously charged with kidnapping in Fletcher death 19-year- accused old man in shooting set show up on Friday in court, according to jail records.
The Memphis Police Department planned support Friday morning event in honor of Fletcher with “heightened presence in in area,” It tweeted.

Fletcher, mom of two, was a junior kindergarten teacher at Memphis Saint Mary’s Episcopal School, where teachers and staff lit candles this week. in her memory.

Fletcher’s funeral set for Saturday at 10 am, according to her obituary.

“Lisa was light all who knew her. Her infectious smile and laughter could brighten up any room. Lisa was clean of heart and innocence in the ways in which made see her very best in all she met”, her obituary, posted Thursday from Canale Funeral Directors, read on.

Suspect in Fletcher killing appears before the court

Accused man of kidnapping and killing Fletcher was identified as Cleota Henderson. He faces charges of first-degree murder in a crime of kidnapping, plus initial charges of kidnapping and falsification with proof.
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It is not clear what phrase prosecutors will prosecute if Henderson is convicted.

“It’s premature for us right now to discuss what punishment we are going to seek,” Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy said Wednesday. first-degree murder condemnation brings punishment of life in prison — with or without parole — or death penalty.

It is also unclear if Henderson’s conviction for kidnapping was more than 20 years ago will have an impact in this case. Henderson pleads guilty to kidnapping lawyer in 2000 and was released in 2020, Mulroy office said the local news output TEMP.
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Henderson appeared on Thursday in Shelby County court after he filed the motion for turn of lawyer because of alleged conflict of interest. The Shelby County Public Defender’s Office, which was appointed this week by the Henderson case, represented him. in Judge Louis Montesi Jr. said it was a previous kidnapping case.

Montesi said Henderson’s previous attorney would not be involved in his current case and held that there were no “reasons or grounds for in public defender shall be disqualified as counsel.”

Henderson will remain in Shelby County Jail No Bail for in murder accusation against him,” said the judge.

Henderson allegedly walked past Fletcher in SUV during a run on September 2 in area near the university of Memphis. Henderson received out of in vehicle and pursued Fletcher until he forced her into the passenger seat around 4 a.m., authorities say.

The search began when Fletcher did not return from run

Search for Fletcher started last Friday after her husband said she didn’t come back home from her usual morning run, authorities said in affidavit.

Police later found CCTV of what area it showed black GMC Landscape pass her, according to her testimony. A man is seen in personnel receive out of SUV and “aggressively” ran up to her before forcing her into the vehicle’s passenger seat, according to the affidavit. The SUV left about four minutes after both people were inside, the statement said.

Police also analyzed a couple of sandals that were found at the scene of the abduction, near the victim’s phone. DNA found on the shoes matched Henderson’s DNA, according to the affidavit.

Henderson’s employer told investigators that he drove a GMC Terrain and confirmed his phone number. Cell phone records showed that Henderson was near the abduction site at the time. of Kidnapping, according to the affidavit.

Members of task of the us marshals force found GMC Terrain that matches the details seen in surveillance video near Henderson home Saturday morning, the sworn letter says. Exercise force detained Henderson next to him home Saturday, the court document says.

Two witnesses, including Henderson. brother – told police they saw Henderson acting weird on brotherMemphis house after the kidnapping, according to the sworn testimony. Both said that Henderson was cleaning the interior. of GMC Landscape with floor janitor and that he was washing his clothes in sink of in home- the statement says.

Aya Elamroussi of CNN and Holly Yang contributed to this report.

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