Murder Trial Tells Harlem Story Of An Unspoken Epidemic

April 1, 2016

1c366c9411243e916b457726066051bbYou might not have heard of Islan Nettles, the 21-year-old aspiring fashion designer who was brutally beaten and killed in Harlem, New York in 2013.

She was transgender. And her story is bigger than she is.

Here’s the deal: She was walking outside with her friends in Harlem, NY. James Dixon, who was 24 at the time, hit her so hard that she fell, suffered a brain injury, and ultimately died.


On Thursday (yesterday), Dixon’s trial began. He provided two different versions of what happened that night. He is pleading not guilty.

This Single Murder Trial Tells the Story of Today's Unspoken Epidemic
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