Corrina Meihel, then-34, was found bound in her Northeast D.C. apartment in September 2017. Hadji Toure, then-28, was arrested for her homicide about a week later.
Meihel, who was from North Carolina, was working temporarily at the Corcoran with visiting professor Mel Chin on the Fundred Dollar Bill project, which brings attention to the effects of lead poisoning in children. Her former colleagues said Meihel used her sculptures, photographs and films to highlight social issues like feminism and community engagement.
A D.C. Superior Court judge deemed Toure mentally competent to testify in court in September 2017, and his trial began in March. Toure was convicted of thirteen charges – including murder, first degree sexual assault, first degree theft and robbery – according to court documents.
Toure was sentenced to life in prison without release, according to D.C. Superior Court records.