‘THE DA MUST DELIVER JUSTICE!’ Memphis Councilman Demands Death Penalty

by | Sep 5, 2022 | crime, Local News | 0 comments

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Memphis City Councilman Chase Carlisle is calling for District Attorney Steve Mulroy to deliver justice in the kidnapping of Eliza Fletcher.

Fletcher was snatched off the streets of Memphis Friday during an early morning run near the University of Memphis.

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She is a teacher at St. Mary’s Episcopal School and a devoted wife and mother of two young boys.

Cleotha Abston, a 38-year-old career criminal, has been charged with her kidnapping.

More than 20 years ago he was imprisoned for kidnapping a Memphis attorney on Beale Street. The victim in that case, survived, even though he was stuffed in the trunk of his own car.

“I share in the extreme grief many are feeling tonight for Liza,” Councilman Carlisle wrote on. Twitter. “Violent crime occurs too often in our community.”

Carlisle said his resolve is strengthened to “make these horrific crimes impossible to commit without severe punishment.”

“The DA must deliver justice,” the councilman said, referring to newly-elected District Attorney Steve Mulroy.

Mulroy campaigned on a platform that included bail reform and releasing criminals from prison.

“Capital murder demands the death penalty,” Carlisle said. “A plea or lesser charge is an insult regardless of race, gender or social status.”

Carlisle praised the Memphis Police Dept. for their “heroic and tireless efforts.”

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