THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [UPDATE: Trial begins for the murderer of trans woman Cemia Dove. See below.] The alleged murderer of Cemia Dove, a trans woman found dead floating in a pond tethered to a concrete block, was charged with murder, felonious assault, kidnapping, gross abuse of a corpse and two other charges by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. Audrey Bridges of Cleveland remains in jail in lieu of a $5 million bond.
The murder of Cemia Dove earlier drew the attention of the international trans community following transphobic news coverage about the victim.
The quick arrest and tough charges from the DA is a nice turn of events here. I’m thinking we’re going to see a plea bargain.
UPDATE — Oct 30, 2013 Trial is now underway:
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The trial of a Parma man [sic] accused of killing a 20-year-old transgender woman in April began Tuesday.
Cemia “Ce Ce” Dove was born Carl Acoff Jr., but self-identified as a woman and will be referred to by prosecutors during the trial as such. Dove’s body was found in an Olmsted Township pond, anchored by a block of concrete. Dove had been stabbed repeatedly.
Andrey Bridges, 36, is charged with aggravated murder, kidnapping, tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse.
More on the transphobic news coverage: http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/udated-cleveland-trans-woman-found-brutally-murdered-newspaper-hit-by-hrc-for-insulting-coverage/
Suspect in death of Cleveland transgender woman Cemia Dove indicted for murder, kidnapping.
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