Wednesday, May 16, 2012


The murder trial against the man accused of killing transgender Victoria Carmen White in Maplewood in 2010 finally went to court this week.

The Star-Ledger reports:

MAPLEWOOD — Victoria Carmen White’s death was about ego, anger and an illegal gun, an Essex County assistant prosecutor told the jury in Newark Tuesday.
Her accused killer, Alrashim Chambers, stands charged with murder, bias intimidation and weapons offenses inthe fatal shooting of the 28-year-old transgender female, whom he had met hours earlier at an Irvington nightclub.
"But for Carmen White’s status as a transgender individual, I would submit to you she would be alive today," Assistant Prosecutor Eileen O’Connor said during her opening statements in Superior Court.

No comments: