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By Antonio Ray Harvey, California Black Media

Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton, California’s only Black D.A., recently joined the state Attorney General Rob Bonta and Acting Richmond Police Chief Louie Tirona to announce that they have identified the man who killed 28-year-old Meekiah Wadley in 1999.

During an emotional news conference, a representative of the three agencies said Jerry Lee Henderson murdered the Contra Costa Community College student inside her Richmond home.

Chief Tirona said Henderson had died 11 days after the killing. He was identified through DNA left at the scene.

“I know it’s been a long 22 years since this heinous crime was committed, and justice doesn’t always come swiftly,” said Becton, speaking at a news conference last week. “Today’s announcement is a major testament to the determination of our law enforcement partners, forensic scientists, and investig

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