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By Eliott C. McLaughlinCNN. CNN Another transgender person was killed in Dallas, bringing the reported total to three in less than a year, along with a nonfatal stabbing attack, but it isn't the first time this type of violence has shaken the city.
Blogger Monica Roberts writes a variation of the same headline over and over again. Roberts is often the first person to report a transgender murder in the United States on her blog Transgriotin which she has documented violence against the LGBTQ community for the last five years. But the death of Muhlaysia Booker23, in Dallas on May 18 felt different.
Booker, who was 23, is far from the first black transgender woman in Dallas to have her life cut short. Brittany White, 29, was shot to death in October Shade Schuler, just 22, was found dead in — she had been shot and left in a vacant field.
Police in Dallas have asked the FBI for help after the latest murder of a transgender woman in the city raised questions about the possibility of a serial attacker. A game warden pulled the body of Chynal Lindsey from a lake last Saturday evening, two weeks after Muhlaysia Booker was fatally shot and found lying in a street. At least eight transgender people have been reported killed in the US this year — all of them black women.
For the third time in less than a year, the Dallas police said Monday that they were investigating the killing of a transgender woman, raising the specter of a spree of violence targeting one of the most marginalized communities in the city. Her killing was the second in two weeks of a black transgender woman in Dallas, and she was the fifth transgender woman in three years to be violently attacked or found dead in the city. At a news conference on Monday, Chief U.
Police have arrested a man in the slayings of three women in Dallas, including Muhlaysia Booker, a transgender woman killed last month. Kendrell Lavar Lyles, 34, has been charged with three counts of murder, Dallas police Maj. Max Geron said at a news conference Wednesday.
Police in Dallas have arrested the man they believe killed three women, including Muhlaysia Booker, a year-old black transgender woman. Officials announced Wednesday that Kendrell Lavar Lyles was charged with three counts of murder after someone called in a tip to investigators. The year-old is also a person of interest in the death of year-old Chynal Lindseyanother black transgender woman whose body was found in a lake June 1.
The transgender woman whose April assault in a Dallas parking lot went viral was shot and killed Saturday morning, police say. Dallas police said they found Muhlaysia Booker, 23, dead of an apparent gunshot wound in the block of Valley Glen Drive around a. Police said they had not made any arrests in connection to Booker's death and said Sunday they do not believe there is a connection with the April assault. Little has made sense to him since he got a knock on his door from police on Sunday.