A transgender woman in Texas who was brutally beaten by a mob last monthin a possible hate crime was known shot to death over the weekend, Dallas police said.
Officers noticed Muhlaysia Booker, 23, lying face-down on a street in East Dallas early Saturday, police said at a press conference Sunday , She was enunciated dead at the scene.
Police said that they had no believes or guides in what they called “homicidal violence, ” and didn’t have enough information to determine whether Booker’s killing was motivated by hate.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings( D) sorrowed Booker’s death in a tweet Sunday, and announced on beings with any information to tell the police.
Booker was attacked at a Dallas apartment complex on April 12 in what police called an apparent act of mob brutality after she was involved in a minor auto gate-crash. People in the crowd kicked and pierced her, police said, and a husband later identified as Edward Thomas lash her to the point of unconsciousness and was charged with worsened assault.
Booker suffered a facial rupture and other traumata. She told police that she heard homophobic insults from the crowd. Police categorized the accidents as a possible hate crime.
Cellphone video of the savagery captured by observers led viral.
Transgender beings, specially women of color, face disproportionate frequencies of violence in the United Position. Booker is at least the fourth transgender person in the U.S. to be slain this year, according to the Human Rights Campaign . All were pitch-black women.
Last week, Claire Legato, a pitch-black transgender woman in Cleveland, died after being shooting in the head.
According to a Human Rights Campaign report last year, at least 128 transgender beings were killed in the U.S. from 2013 to 2018. Almost 90% of them were women, about 80% were women of color, and virtually 70% were pitch-black women. Roughly two-thirds of the transgender people died from gun violence.