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Transgender Woman Murdered in Istanbul

Transgender Woman Murdered in Istanbul


A man has been taken into custody in Istanbul after allegedly confessing to killing a sex worker because she was transgender.

Transgender Europe is reporting that the murder took place Sunday, after the suspect hooked up with the victim via Facebook and agreed to pay her for sex. When the man, who is reportedly a fugitive, found out she was transgender, he killed her. The victim's screams alerted police and the suspect was taken into custody.

According to the article, the man told police, "I thought that she was a woman, but she was a travesti. After learning this, I killed her."

Read the article here.

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