Cordell Howze Arrested – On February 26, Henderson’s body was discovered shot to death inside a structure that was on fire near the intersection of 29th Street and Villard Avenue. The individual who is suspected of killing Cashay Henderson has been charged with her murder by the prosecuting attorneys. According to the findings of the autopsy, there were two bullet wounds found in Henderson’s body. Neenah resident Cordell Howze, 33 years old, was taken into custody on Tuesday following a brief pursuit near Menasha, according to the police.
Howze is said to have confessed to a friend that he was responsible for the death of a transgender woman in Milwaukee and shown the friend a video of the victim’s body, as stated in the criminal complaint. According to the complaint, the evidence indicates that the defendant went to the residence of the victim, killed her, and then attempted to set fire to the residence in an effort to cover their tracks while also stealing the victim’s pocketbook, watch, and mail.
Howze is facing charges of first-degree reckless homicide as well as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as a result of the incident. At his court appearance on Sunday, he remained silent during the proceedings. In response to a request from the defense, the court commissioner mandated that Howze go through a competency evaluation. Later in this month, he is expected to make another appearance in court.
Related topic: Suspect arrested in killing of Milwaukee trans woman Regina ‘Mya’ Allen
A man from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been detained on suspicion of killing Regina “Mya” Allen, a 35-year-old Black transgender woman, in an August shooting. Charged with first-degree reckless homicide is 31-year-old Clayton Hubbird. On Sunday, according to local the media, he made his first court appearance. A $250,000 cash bond was established. According to surveillance video, Hubbird and Allen spoke briefly in front of a gas station on August 29 before getting back into the suspect’s Chevy Tahoe and traveling to her apartment.
Later, a witness reported to the police that an argument was taking on inside a black SUV. Following a gunshot, the witness heard Allen yell, “I’m shot.” The victim was able to dial 911 while the suspect was on the run. She confessed to having been shot by the person she met at the gas station to an officer just before she passed away. The following day, the car was found by the authorities, but Hubbird evaded capture until his capture late last week. Tori Cooper, the Human Rights Campaign’s director of community engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative, described Allen as a “beloved and beautiful soul who served as an inspiration to younger transgender girls in her community.”
Allen was an active member of the Sisters Helping Each Other Battle Adversity (SHEBA), a neighborhood advocacy and support group for Black transgender women (HRC). “Mya ought to be here right now, sharing her happiness and laughter. Instead, we are faced with the murder of a Black transgender lady who was just going about her daily business and being true to herself, Cooper said in a statement. They want to punish and harm us for the inconceivable crime of wanting to live our lives to the fullest, which is why we witness violence and hatred towards transgender individuals across the country that is motivated by stigma. It has to end, she continued.
In the United States this year, at least 32 trans and gender nonconforming people have died. Almost majority of them, according to data gathered by HRC, were trans women of color. Allen was thought to be the 29th violent death of a trans person in the nation at the time. With at least 56 fatalities, mostly Black and Latina trans women, last year, it was the bloodiest year on record for trans individuals in the United States. The previous record was set in 2020, when there were at least 44 murders of transgender individuals nationwide.
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