Killer of trans man Brandon Teena denied appeal by the U.S. Supreme Court

Brandon Teena (Photo: Wiki)

Brandon Teena (Photo: Wiki)

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — The violent death of Brandon Teena in 1993 helped trigger the adaptation of hate-crime laws for transgender people in the United States and the eventual making of the film “Boys Don’t Cry” landing the actor portraying Brandon, Hilary Swank, an Oscar.

One of Teena’s killers, John Lotter, sits on death row in Nebraska. He has however, been appealing the conviction, reaching all the way up to the U. S. Supreme Court. Last week, the court denied the request without comment. While Lotter can ask the court for one last rehearing, it does appear he will remain convicted of the murders of Teena and two witnesses.

The Associated Press story on this ruling came with numerous incorrect facts relating to gender and/or identity so I am not providing a link, but will instead link to a short piece in The Advocate: http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2012/03/28/Supreme_Court_Wont_Hear_Case_of_Brandon_Teenas_Killer/

Brandon Teena (Photo: Wiki)

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