Cleotha Henderson, aka Abston, arraigned for charges in 2021 rape case

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 15, 2022 6:57 PM CT | Published: September 15, 2022 11:13 AM CT

The man accused in the death of Eliza Fletcher has also been charged with especially aggravated kidnapping, aggravated rape and illegal possession of a firearm after results from a rape kit submitted in 2021 linked him to that crime.


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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers criminal justice for The Daily Memphian. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.