Sterling Heights Man Charged in Shooting Death of Transgender Woman

DETROIT, MI – The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office today charged Albert Weathers, 46-years-old, of Sterling Heights, in connection with last Thursday’s shooting death of Kelly Stough, 36-years-old, of Detroit.

Kelly Stough

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On December 7, 2018, a Detroit Police officer found the lifeless body of Kelly Stough, a transgender woman, on East McNichols Street at Brush Street. 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 today in 36th District Court in Detroit. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for December 20, 2018 at 8:30 a.m., and the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for December 27, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in front of Judge Albert WeathersMichael Wagner. Bond is set at $1 million cash/surety.

The Prosecutor’s Office assigned the case to Special Prosecutor Jaimie Powell Horowitz of the Fair Michigan Justice Project (FMJP), which is collaboration between the Prosecutor’s Office and Fair Michigan Foundation, Inc.   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.”

No matter how you see, feel, understand, do not understand the LGBTQ community, no one has the right to take another persons life. MI Headlines stands with the LGBTQ community in believing those rights extend to all humans no matter the situation.

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