Delay No. 60 and counting in 2017 drag-racing case

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: June 21, 2024 2:16 PM CT | Published: June 21, 2024 4:00 AM CT

On Thursday, Leslie Holland took the day off work from her role as librarian at the Southern College of Optometry. She picked up her 82-year-old mother and made her way to 201 Poplar in the hopes of finally getting some closure in her sister’s death.

That closure didn’t come.

Once again, there was a postponement in the case against defendant Cordero Ragland, a case that has already dragged on for seven years. Ragland stands accused of drag racing in a February 2017 accident that critically injured Holland’s twin sister Lisa Sloan, who died four years later from the injuries she received.


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Jody Callahan

Jody Callahan graduated with degrees in journalism and economics from what is now known as the University of Memphis. He has covered news in Memphis for more than 25 years.

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