Two arrested for murdering transgender woman in Philadelphia

Two arrested for murdering transgender woman in Philadelphia

Two suspects have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the murder of a transgender woman in February, police said.

The murder happened on Feb. 20 when police found 25-year-old Maya Young on the 4800 block of Penn Street in Frankford with multiple stab wounds to the neck and chest.

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Young was taken to Frankford Aria Hospital where she succumbed to her wounds later that night.

The first of the two suspects — Tiffany Floyd, 24—was apprehended on March 1, and charged with murder and conspiracy, police said. Cops arrested thesecond suspect— Jose Pena, 19 — on the same charges the following day.

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This incident is part of a disturbing trend of violence against transgender people in Philadelphia. PhillyVoice reported that in October another transgender woman,Keisha Jenkins, 22, was killed in North Philadelphia after she was beaten and shot. Police determined that her death, however, was not a hate crime.

Matt Lee is a web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely: @off_Yellow.

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