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Trans Woman Killed Over Debt

Trans Woman Killed Over Debt

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A transgender woman was shot and killed in Northern California over a debt, say police.

The Marin Independent Journalreports that James "Lucie" Parkin was lying facedown on the floor of room 127 at the La Quinta Inn in Hayward when Miguel Inostroz, who was on parole stemming from burglary and robbery convictions, shot in her the back, killing her.

Police say at least five witnesses had observed Inostroz confronting Parkin over money she owed him. When Parkin attempted to hand over some money, Inostroz produced a pistol and struck her on the head, creating a large laceration and sending her the ground.

According to the police report, "the suspect attempted to control the victim from behind as some witnesses in the room attempted to intervene. The suspect fired the handgun, shooting the victim in the back."

Inostroz, who fled the scene and was later apprehended after fleeing a traffic stop, is scheduled to enter a plea on November 9. He says the shooting was unintentional.

Read the full story here.

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