Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Gwen Araujo Murder 15th Anniversary
The perpetrators then drove four hours to an area in the Sierra Nevada foothills from the East Bay to bury the body, .and said nothing about the crime committed at the party.
Nabors, after becoming distraught about his role in Araujo's death, confessed to authorities in exchange for his guilty plea to voluntary manslaughter, his testimony against the other three defendants and leading Alameda County Sheriff's Department investigators to the burial site.
It took two trials to convict Merel, Magidson and Cazares, and in the second trial the odious trans panic defense was invoked by Magidson's attorney.
On September 27, 2014, Gov Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2501 into law that banned the trans and gay panic defense outright.
Rest in Power and peace Gwen. Your death wasn't in vain. Changes were made in california law because it it, and you are still loved and remembered by the local community and all who adored you.
We continue to fight so than no one should die for simply daring to exist.