Muhlaysia Booker (Facebook).
A Black transgender woman who was attacked in Dallas, Texas last month has been found dead, the Dallas Police Department said.
Muhlaysia Booker, 23, was shot and killed on Saturday, May 18, Major Vincent Weddington of the Dallas Police Department said in a news conference. Booker’s body was found at around 6:45 am on Saturday and her identity was confirmed on Sunday. Authorities have said there is no evidence linking the killing to the April attack.
In April, Booker made national headlines after a three-minute video of their assault went viral. The video shows Booker, who is wearing a pink wig, being repeatedly punched by a man named Edward Thomas, before other men join in to kick her.
The incident was considered a hate crime and police arrested Thomas, 29, for alleged aggravated assault. During the conference, Weddington said Thomas was no longer in police…
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