LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS – UPDATE Dec. 29, 2014: Arrest made in October murder of LA trans woman. From CBS Los Angeles:
The Los Angeles Police Department said Monday that detectives with the Rampart Division have arrested one person and were still seeking two additional suspects in the Oct. 2 killing of 47-year-old Aniya Knee Parker. . . . Detectives have not released the identity of the arrestee and said their investigation is ongoing.
Original article — Oct. 5, 2014: Surveillance video captured the last moments of trans woman Aniya Parker’s (aka Asia Parker) life after she was shot on a Los Angeles area street on October 2nd. Video shows Parker running away from a group of suspects only to be shot in the head. She managed to cross the street but collapses on the other side. She later died at a hospital.
Police say it may have been an attempted robbery, but others reported that her purse was not taken. Police are asking for help from witnesses: Los Angeles Police Department at (877) LAPD-24-7
A vigil organized by trans activist Kerri Cecil has been held.
In Medellin, Colombia, a trans person was stoned to death by attackers according to Hernando Muñoz, a member of a Colombian trans/LGBT group. Munoz says there are witnesses ready to testify and he believes the crime was motivated by the victim’s trans status.
There was no information on what led up to the stoning or if suspects were arrested.
The victim’s name in the news report is Gabriel Mario Duque,
however I am unable to find out what the victim’s preferred name is. There is a remote chance that the victim was a trans man, but the reporting doesn’t fit that case. UPDATE: The victim preferred to be called Marcela according to a radio news report.
Anyone further information please share in the comments section.
LA murder suspect arrested: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/12/29/arrest-made-in-transgender-killing-in-east-hollywood/
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It says here her name was Marcela. http://www.bluradio.com/76450/un-transformista-fue-asesinado-pedradas-en-una-calle-de-medellin
From the HuffPost comments section:
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El transformista Gabriel Mario Duque López, de 46 años de edad y que se hacía llamar Marcela, fue asesinado a pedradas en una calle de Medellín.
El representante de la ONG Colombia Diversa, Hernando Muñoz, rechazó el asesinato y dijo que eso va en contra de la forma en Medellín se hace llamar en el mundo.
“Al parecer la asesinaron a pedradas, esto es de una brutalidad increíble. Decimos que somos los más innovadores, los más internacionales, la mejor ciudad, pero estamos dejando de lado toda esta situación tan brutal”, comentó Muñoz.
Un joven de 19 años que la acompañaba en el momento del hecho dijo que está dispuesto a ser testigo de la investigación para identificar a los asesinos.
Por el momento las autoridades desconocen los autores del crimen pero anunciaron que ya se abrió la investigación.
I wanted to help you, since you said in your article that you didn’t know the preferred pronouns or name of the victim. I followed the links you listed to the radio report. I speak Spanish, so I am able to translate it. The first sentence reads:
“The transgender Gabriel Mario Duque Lopez, 46 years old and that preferred to be called Marcela, was murdered by stoning in a Medellin street. “
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