DNA Info is reporting that Equan Southall, reportedly the boyfriend of Camila Guzman, has been arrested and charged with her murder.
Guzman, a transgender woman from Chile, was stabbed to death on August 1st. She was memorialized by friends and LGBT activists outside of her home in East Harlem last week at a vigil organized by the Anti-Violence Project.
Transgender women of color account for a highly disproportionate share of murders in the LGBT community. We will continue to follow this case as it develops.
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Update: Southall will be appearing in New York Criminal Court on Monday, August 22nd.