Alexa Neulisa Luciano was murdered not long after the two men attacked her.
November 16 2023 1:39 PM
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Luis Ánel Diaz Castro went missing the same day his abusive ex was released from jail on a domestic violence charge.
The men harassed and shot Alexa Neulisa Luciano with paintballs; she was found shot dead the following day.
"We are glad that our client saw justice done and can now move forward with his life and his career," Ricky Martin's legal team said.
The deaths of Tyianna "Davarea" Alexander and Samuel Edmund Damian Valentin come after a year that saw record fatal violence against trans Americans.
Her death in Puerto Rico is the sixth known homicide of a trans person in the territory and the 30th in the U.S. this year.
The suspects are charged with murdering Serena Angelique Velazquez and Layla Pelaez after discovering the women were trans.
The men have been detained in connection with the deaths of Serena Angelique Velazquez and Layla Pelaez but have not been charged.