Monday, April 06, 2009

Lateisha Green Murder To Be Prosecuted As A Hate Crime

The Andrade trial in Greeley, CO is about to kick off next week and here's hoping that the trial results in closure and justice for Angie Zapata's family.

In New York the alleged murderer of Lateisha Green will be facing hate crime charges as well. She was shot and killed outside a house party in Syracuse on November 14, 2008 with the media reporting that Dwight R. DeLee, 20, allegedly shot her because he thought she was gay.

On Friday, April 3rd, the grand jury investigating her murder indicted Dwight DeLee on hate crimes charges in connection with her death. This is the first murder classified as a hate crime in Onondaga County.

When the trial starts, I'll keep you updated on it. I hope it not only results in closure for Lateisha Green's family, but it finally sends the message that hunting season on transgender people is over and won't be tolerated.


Anonymous Woman said...

One can hope the hunting season is over. But i can't help being skeptical.

Monica Roberts said...

We can only hope. Things have been quiet on that front for now.