Amended lawsuit says Henderson avoided rape charge for months despite evidence from girlfriend

By , Special to the Daily Memphian; , Daily Memphian Updated: October 03, 2022 10:46 PM CT | Published: October 03, 2022 10:46 PM CT
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An amended lawsuit contends Eliza Fletcher’s alleged killer avoided arrest for rape in 2021 despite implicating details that a second witness gave Memphis police days after the attack.

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Cleotha Abston Cleotha Henderson Alicia Franklin Eliza Fletcher crime crisis rape kits
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The Institute for Public Service Reporting

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Marc Perrusquia

Marc Perrusquia is the director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis, where graduate students learn investigative and explanatory journalism skills working alongside professionals. He's won numerous state and national awards for government watchdog, social justice and  political reporting. Follow the Institute on Facebook or Twitter @psr_memphis.

Ben Wheeler

Ben Wheeler is an investigative reporter for The Daily Memphian. He previously worked at the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan and Herald-Citizen.


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