Sterling Heights Man Charged With Murder of Transgender Woman

BTL Staff
By | 2018-12-12T22:55:26-04:00 December 12th, 2018|Michigan, News|

DETROIT – This week the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office charged Sterling Heights native Albert Weathers, 46, in connection with death of 36-year-old Kelly Stough of Detroit. According to a Human Rights Campaign report, Stough was referred to by friends as Keanna Mattel.
“On Dec. 7, 2018, a Detroit Police officer found the lifeless body of Stough, a transgender woman, on East McNichols Street at Brush Street,” read the prosecutor’s press release. “After a police investigation, prosecutors arraigned Weathers on charges of open murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.”
Weathers was arraigned in Detroit’s 36th District Court. His probable cause conference is scheduled for Dec. 20 and a preliminary examination for Dec. 27. His bond is $1 million.
“The Prosecutor’s Office assigned the case to Special Prosecutor Jaimie Powell Horowitz of the Fair Michigan Justice Project, which is collaboration between the Prosecutor’s Office and Fair Michigan Foundation, Inc,” the release said. “FMJP is a program that assists Michigan law enforcement officers and prosecutors in solving serious crimes against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender persons. Fair Michigan President Dana Nessel said, ‘This case reflects the excessive brutality that members of Detroit’s transgender community constantly face. We thank the Detroit Police Department for their efforts to investigate the facts of this tragic crime.'”

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