Detroit Pastor Charged With Murder Of Transgender Person

Grace Carr | Reporter

A Detroit pastor was charged Monday for the murder of a transgender person, authorities reported.

Sterling Heights pastor Albert Weathers, 46, was charged Monday with murdering Kelly Stough, 36, Fox News reported Wednesday.

Stough was born a biological man and identified as Tristan before his transition to become a female. Stough was shot dead and found dead lying in a Detroit street Friday, according to authorities, Fox News reported.

Weathers was charged with first-degree murder and is currently being held in prison on a $1 million bond, according to Fox News.

He was also charged with the use of a firearm in commission of a felony, according to ABC7.

“He was always a happy kid but bullied because of his tendencies,” Stough’s mother, Jessica Williams Stough, told FOX 2 Detroit.

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After Weathers allegedly shot Stough, he fled the scene and called the police roughly an hour later to report an attempted robbery and sequential shooting, a source reported, according to ABC7. (RELATED: Transgender Person Who Strangled His Friend To Death And Left Him In A Bathtub Gets 18 Years In Prison)

A GoFundMe page was started Dec. 8 to help with funeral expenses. The page has raised $2,900.

“She had a lot of people who loved her. She just wasn’t nobody,” Jessica Williams Stough also said about her son, ABC7 reported.

Stough’s family and friends will hold a funeral 3 p.m. Saturday, according to ABC7.

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