Memphis Man Convicted Of 2021 Rape Only After Conviction For 2022 Murder

Memphis murderer, rapist

The man accused of kidnapping and murdering Eliza Fletcher in a high profile 2022 case was convicted late last week for raping another woman a year before Fletcher’s murder, according to several reports.

Cleotha Abston was reportedly convicted in Memphis of three counts of aggravated rape, especially aggravated kidnapping and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Abston’s victim was a woman named Alicia Franklin, whom he raped in 2021.