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.

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

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