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A transgender woman whose brutal beating in Dallas was recorded on video last month, was found fatally shot and lying face down on the road on Saturday, authorities said.
The police found Muhlaysia Booker, 23, with a gunshot wound around 6:40 a.m. and pronounced her dead at the scene, the Dallas Morning News reported. Her death was ruled a homicide, according to the report.
The police said Muhlaysia Booker, a Dallas transgender woman was found dead on Saturday.
Booker was badly beaten and in the hospital last month after a minor traffic accident in the parking garage of an apartment complex. An alleged video that circulated online showed a man beating Booker while a crowd of onlookers shouted insults.
Edward Thomas, 29, was arrested at the end of the month for his alleged role in an attack on a transgender woman.
(Dallas County Sheriff’s Dept.)
The police arrested the 29-year-old Edward Thomas two days later for his alleged role in the abuse, the Dallas Morning News reported, quoting the police.
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The police refused to say whether the y had threatened with death before she was found dead. Dallas civil rights attorney Lee Merritt said Booker’s death is over for minorities who fear retribution for reporting hate crime.
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The authorities ask anyone with information to call Detective David Grubbs on 214-671-3675 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org