Henderson Man pleads guilty to the murder of Chloe Randolph
Henderson’s family, originally from Kentucky, Chloe Randolph received a shutdown on Thursday, two and a half years after her assassination.
On March 23, 2019, Chloe, then 20, was found dead in the apartment she shared with her husband, then Mohamud Abdikadir, 21, and their son, then 9 months old. Police found his body in the closet with visible signs of head trauma and “a deep cut to the neck,” according to a March 24, 2019 article from The Gleaner. Police discovered the body after Mohamud’s arrest the next day at half past four in West Memphis, Arkansas, when he told law enforcement he believed his wife was dead in a closet in the apartment after being called to the scene of the dispute Abdikadir had with another person.
Although Abdikadir did not confess to the crime at the time, he was arrested for tampering with evidence and considered a person of interest in the case. Weeks later, he confessed to the murder and was held at the Henderson County Detention Center until his court appearance Thursday afternoon after a number of lawsuits and court dates postponed over the years. last two and a half years.
Not only did Abdikadir plead guilty to the murder charge; he also pleaded guilty to two counts of tampering with evidence. The presiding judge on Thursday sentenced him to 20 years for murder and five years each on the two forgery charges to be served in a state penitentiary determined by the Department of Corrections. She ruled that the sentences would be served simultaneously, meaning he would serve both sentences at the same time. He will not serve 20 years on the murder charge, then 10 more on the forgery charge.
Chloe’s mother, Kristie, said at the trial that 20 years was not enough, but the family will accept it. She also made several comments that due to Abdikadir’s actions, Chloe will never have the opportunity to watch her son, now 3, grow up and be a part of her life experiences.
Abdikadir will remain in the Henderson County Detention Center until the Department of Corrections determines which state facility he will serve his sentence at.
As a parent myself, I can’t imagine the emotions that Chloe’s family has gone through over the past two and a half years. I imagine there is a certain sense of closure knowing that Abdikadir will be locked up for taking their daughter’s life. However, no amount of time will ever fill the hole in their life that he created. Hope Thursday’s hearing gives them some peace as they work to make sure no one else has to go through what they have through the organization they founded in memory of Chloe.
About the Chloe Randolph Organization
Following her death, Chloe’s family founded the Chloe Randolph organization to help other people who find themselves in dangerous relationships. In October 2020, they opened the Chloe Randolph Organization Advocacy Center at 324 1st Street in downtown Henderson. The Center provides a safe space for victims of domestic violence to get the help they need to escape the dangerous situation they find themselves in. This help includes advice, legal assistance, etc.
If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship and needs help, call the Advocacy Center at 270-212-1910. You can also contact them by sending an email to [email protected], or through the contact form on their website.
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