Suspected Killer On The Loose After Hit And Run

Less than a week after a judge released the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run in St. Louis, surveillance footage from the incident was released to the public, prompting prosecutors to demand the judge impose new restrictions on the suspect, CBS News reported.

Monte Henderson, 22, was arrested for striking and killing 42-year-old Laticha Bracero and her daughter Alyssa Cordova, 21, as they were leaving a concert in downtown St. Louis on February 14.

KMOV reported that the Jeep Cherokee driven by Henderson blew through a red light and sideswiped another vehicle before plowing into the two women as they were walking in the crosswalk.

Police arrested Henderson who was charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of armed criminal action.

Less than 24 hours later, Judge Annette Llewellyn released Henderson on bond.

The following week, KMOV obtained surveillance footage showing Henderson running the red light while driving over 70 miles per hour.

The graphic footage went viral on social media. The public outcry over the footage prompted prosecutors to ask Judge Llewellyn to impose new restrictions on Henderson.

Henderson’s attorney expressed frustration that the surveillance footage leaked.

Attorney Scott Rosenblum said he wanted someone “to get to the bottom of that,” saying he could not understand why the footage was released to the public.

During a February 27 hearing, Judge Llewellyn placed Henderson under house arrest and ordered him to surrender his driver’s license.

Prosecutors read into the record victim impact statements from Bracero and Cordova’s family.

In one statement, Cordova’s father described their deaths as a “senseless act” and said the family deserved to “see accountability” for the future his 21-year-old daughter would never have.

Prosecutors told the court that there was additional surveillance footage from the night that showed Henderson barely missing other vehicles and pedestrians.

Henderson is expected back in court this month.