“The partner and roommate of a transgender woman found fatally stabbed in a Van Nuys apartment last weekend has been charged with suspicion of murder and “arson of an inhabited property,” the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office announced. The suspect has pleaded not guilty.
The body of Yazmin Vash Payne, 33, was discovered about 5 a.m. Saturday following a fire at an apartment in the 14600 block of Saticoy Street, police said.
On Tuesday the District Attorney’s office charged her “live-in partner,” 25-year-old Ezekiel Jamal Dear, with fatally stabbing the woman and setting the apartment they shared on fire.”
Original article: We’re in the midst of a horrid string of reported transgender murders. In this makes the sixth trans murder I’ve written about in this space during the last 5 days. The death tally so far: Texas, Virginia, Kentucky, Pakistan, Austria and now, Los Angeles. All deaths occurred between the second week in January and the last day of the month.
Police in Los Angeles have yet to release the identify of a trans woman stabbed to death in her Van Nuys apartment on the morning of Jan 31. Her body was found in the kitchen by firefighters who were responding to a fire in a bedroom. Police are looking for the victim’s boyfriend who was heard arguing with victim just before the fire.
UPDATE — Victim identified: http://www.laweekly.com/news/man-killed-transgender-partner-then-set-home-ablaze-da-says-5368947
Recent deaths in Kentucky and Austria: https://lexiecannes.com/2015/01/29/two-more-trans-murders-reported-since-yesterday-kentucky-and-austria/
Pakistan, Virginia and Texas: https://lexiecannes.com/2015/01/27/three-transgender-women-murdered-in-nine-days/
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