Cleotha Henderson waives preliminary hearings

Tennessee lawmaker says Cleotha Henderson racked up over 50 disciplinary infractions in prison
Tennessee lawmaker says Cleotha Henderson racked up over 50 disciplinary infractions in prison(WMC)
Published: Oct. 19, 2022 at 12:02 PM CDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Cleotha Henderson, the man accused of killing Eliza Fletcher, waived his preliminary hearings Wednesday.

The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office says the case will now go back to a grand jury. If Henderson is indicted, the case will then move to criminal court.

Henderson is being held without bond. He still has a hearing for a 2021 rape charge set for November 4.

Henderson is charged with first-degree murder, tampering with evidence, identity theft and theft of property in connection to Fletcher’s killing.

He previously served 20 years in prison for kidnapping an attorney at gunpoint.

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