We frequently hear about transwomen being murdered, but there's a case going on in Hattiesburg, MS in which a transman was killed.
28 year old Devin Fortune is charged with one count of murder in the stabbing death of 47 year old Archie Avis Brooks. He is being held at the Forrest County Jail on a $1 million bail.
Forrest County Deputy Coroner Jonathan Nobles said Brooks had been dead since July 26.
After his court appearance in Forrest County Justice Court he told reporters,"I feel bad.” "I regret what I done. I made a mistake.”
Relatives of Brooks who attended Fortune's bond hearing would not comment.
Forrest stated that he stabbed Brooks, who was originally born in New Orleans, after an argument.
Police recovered Brooks' body from a second-floor apartment after a first-floor neighbor reported blood dripping from the ceiling.