Driver on house arrest in deaths of Chicago mother, daughter after St. Louis Drake concert

ByChristine Byers KSDK, Justina Coronel KSDK, CNNWire
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Missouri driver on house arrest for death of Chicago mother, daughter
Judge Annette Llewellyn's new restrictrions come as a new video of the incident surfaced on social media. The new video could cause issues with the jury selection.

ST. LOUIS -- The driver accused of speeding through an intersection after a Drake concert and killing a Chicago mother and daughter in St. Louis, Missouri won't be jailed.

On Tuesday a judge ordered Monte Henderson, 22, to remain on house arrest with restrictions while he awaits trial, KSDK reported.

KMOV reported around 12:30 a.m., St. Louis police said the mother and daughter were walking back from the Enterprise Center where Drake performed on Feb. 15.

Police said the driver of a Jeep Cherokee, Henderson, ran the lights for several blocks while also speeding.

When he reached the intersection of Olive and 18th streets, he ran another red light and sideswiped a Mitsubishi Outlander. That caused the Jeep to spin and strike the two pedestrians crossing the street, police said.

The Jeep then T-boned a third vehicle, a Mazda, as it drove west on Olive approaching 18th, police said.

Laticha Bracero, 42, died on the scene, and her daughter, Alyssa Cordova, 21, died at a nearby hospital.

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Henderson was out on bond after being charged with manslaughter.

This week, new video of the incident surfaced on social media. The video leading up to the crash shows the car speed toward the women in the intersection.

Prosecutors said Henderson was going at least 70 miles per hour when he raced through a red light.

In court Tuesday, prosecutors read a statement on behalf of the family members of Bracero and Cordova.

Meanwhile, the suspect's attorney Scott Rosenblum, was also upset. He said he believes the new video surfacing on social media could be an issue with jury selection.

"I'm not thrilled that the tape was released," Defense Attorney Scott Rosenblum said. "I like to find I would like to get the bottom of that. I don't understand why and how it got released into the general public this time."

Initially, a judge released Henderson on a $20,000 cash bond but he didn't have any restrictions.

Now, after Tuesday's court appearance, he must wear a GPS monitor, surrender his license and can only leave his house for medical or court appointments.

Police are investigating to figure out how this video was leaked.

The two women killed will be buried in Chicago on Sunday.