THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — (UPDATE — Victim identified, vigil planned. See below.) Following a report to the police on Wednesday by someone who saw a body wrapped in plastic being carried through her house, police in Philadelphia arrested Charles Sargent for the murder of a trans woman.
NBC10 News reported that the woman was killed with a hatchet and screwdriver. The body parts of the victim were found in a vacant lot. Sargent supposedly had an axe, screwdriver and a knife in his possession when arrested. While in custody, Sargent admitted to the crime.
has not been identified as of this writing. has been identified as Diamond Williams. One report said Sargent had a relationship with the victim, but information elsewhere hints that this may need to be confirmed.
UPDATE — July 22, 2013. Victim identified, vigil planned. From TransGriot:
For my trans family in Philadelphia and our allies, been advised by Nika Jewell, one of my Philly area TransGriot readers there will be a Speak Out and Vigil for Diamond Williams, [on Tues July 23] the girl like us who was horribly murdered in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city by Charles Sargent.
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