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Are the Killings of 2 Transgender Women Connected?

A third transgender woman was also attacked in Dallas but survived
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 21, 2019 6:32 PM CDT
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In this Friday, April 20, 2019 photo, Muhlaysia Booker speaks during a rally in Dallas.   (Ryan Michalesko/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

(Newser) – Police in Dallas say they are investigating whether the killings of two transgender women and an assault on a third are connected, the AP reports. Maj. Vincent Weddington said Tuesday during a news conference that there are similarities in the three cases. No arrests have been made. The most recent killing occurred over the weekend. Twenty-three-year-old Muhlaysia Booker was found shot to death Saturday.

Her death came a month after a cellphone video showed her being brutally beaten in a separate incident. Police say the first killing, which was also a fatal shooting, occurred last October. They say the assault happened in April and the victim was stabbed repeatedly. (More on Booker's death, and the attack that preceded it, here.)

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