Judge Theresa Howard was a judge in Central City, and was the mother of an unnamed girl. Theresa sentenced Kyle Nimbus to death and would later be killed by him in an elevator while shopping.
Theresa was the judge presiding over Kyle Nimbus' trial, determining that he be executed via gas.
Due to her part in the trial, Nimbus, having survived the execution due to the S.T.A.R. Labs particle accelerator explosion, came back for revenge, forcing her to inhale him as a gas while in an enclosed elevator, ultimately killing her.