Pastor Who Allegedly Murdered Trans Woman Accused Of Regularly Arguing With Trans Sex Workers Over Rates
Late last year, we shared the story of Albert Weathers, a 46-year-old Detroit pastor, who was charged with the murdering 36-year-old transwoman, Kelly Stough.
Now, more details about the incident are coming to the light.
According to Pride Source, Kyra Butts, a friend of the late Stough, told prosecutors that Weathers frequently engaged with trans sex workers.
Butts herself said she went on dates with Pastor Weathers but eventually stopped seeing him because he started to exhibit “intimidating” and “aggressive” behavior toward her. Butts claimed that Weathers had a history of disputing the rates she charged for their rendezvous.
“He was one of the guys that I hooked up with. He would drive around a lot before he would pick someone up.”
Butts said she saw Weathers in the area the week before he allegedly killed Stough.
In line with Butts’ testimony, the dispute that eventually led to Stough’s death was about money.
Eddie Neal Prince, a witness in the case, told prosecutors that he saw Weathers push a woman believed to be Stough from a car the day of her death.
Weathers, who in addition to being a pastor has a wife and children, was charged with open murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
In speaking about Kelly’s death, her mother, Jessica Chantae Stough, told NBC News, “I want people to know that because she was transgender doesn’t mean that she was not loved, that she was not cared for. She has a family who cared about her, who loved her, and I want them to know that transgender ladies — expressly those of color — they’re just not throwaways; people care about them.”