Suspect indicted for 2011 cold case murder
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) – After a decade of unanswered questions. The Hamilton County Cold Case unit has announced a major break in a homicide from 2011.
The Hamilton County Grand Jury indicted Cordalro Strickland of 1st degree murder in the death of Anthony White.
“Police responded to a shooting in an alleyway on Robbins st. An individual later identified as Anthony White was found deceased from multiple gunshot wounds,” says Neal Pinkston , District Attorney General.
Lead Detective on the case says Strickland has been a suspect since the beginning of the investigation.
“ With new information and cooperation from members of the community, we were able to secure more evidence and information that would indicate that Strickland was responsible for the murder of Anthony White,” says Detective Lucas Fuller, Chattanooga Police Department.
Investigators say that witnesses-and time-are to thank for bringing justice to the case.
“We had witnesses then that were reluctant to talk due to their ties to that community. Today, it has changed. Relationships change, people get divorced and they are more apt to come forward after a period of time,” says Mike Mathis, Hamilton County Cold Case Unit
Strickland is currently serving a 15 year sentence for the second degree murder of Brandon Fennell and an additional two counts of attempted first degree murder for two other victims. He will be arraigned for this new charge when he is transported back by the Department of Corrections.