The organizers of the event wrote on their Facebook page, “We created this run to honor Liza and as a way to deal with our own feelings. Our goal is to stand up for women in the Mid-South and keep women safe. It is to be able to run at the time.”
A mother of two, Fletcher was a junior kindergarten teacher at St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Memphis. Her faculty and staff lit candles in her memory this week.
“Liza was a light to all who knew her. Her contagious smile and laughter could brighten up any room. Liza was pure of heart and bestowed upon everyone she met.” You showed me stuff.” Funeral Director, please read.
Fletcher murder suspect appears in court
It’s unclear what the prosecutor’s verdict will be if Henderson is found guilty.
Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy said Wednesday, “It’s too early to discuss what punishment we’re seeking right now. regardless) or sentenced to death.
Henderson appeared in Shelby County court on Thursday after filing a motion to change attorneys because of an alleged conflict of interest. The Shelby County Public Defender’s Office, which was appointed to Henderson’s case this week, represented him in a previous kidnapping case, said Judge Luis Montesi Jr.
Montesi said Henderson’s predecessor attorney would not be involved in the current case, and determined that there was “no basis or reason to disqualify a public defender as an attorney.”
Henderson will remain in Shelby County Jail without bail on murder charges against him, the judge said.
Henderson allegedly passed by Fletcher in his SUV while jogging in a neighborhood near the University of Memphis on Sept. 2. Authorities say Henderson got out of the car, chased Fletcher, and forced him into the passenger seat around 4 a.m.
The search began when Fletcher did not return from his run
According to the affidavit, police later found surveillance video of the area that showed black GMC terrain passing by her. The SUV drove away about four minutes after the two entered the vehicle, according to the affidavit.
Police also analyzed sandals found near the victim’s phone at the abduction scene. According to the affidavit, the DNA found in the shoe matched Henderson’s DNA.
Henderson’s employer told investigators he drove a GMC Terrain and confirmed his phone number. According to the affidavit, cell phone records showed Henderson was near the abduction scene at the time of the abduction.
Members of the U.S. Marshals Task Force found GMC terrain near the Henderson home Saturday morning that matches details seen in surveillance video, the affidavit reads. The task force detained Henderson near his home on Saturday, according to court documents.
According to an affidavit, two witnesses, including Henderson’s brother, told police they saw Henderson acting strangely after being abducted at his brother’s home in Memphis. The affidavit says Henderson cleaned the interior of the GMC Terrain with floor cleaner and washed his clothes in the sink at his home.
CNN’s Aya Elamroussi and Holly Yan contributed to this report.