DETROIT (AP) — Authorities say the transgender status of a woman played a role in her fatal shooting in Detroit.
Albert Weathers of Sterling Heights was charged Monday with murder in the death of Kelly Stough, who was found dead on a Detroit street Friday.READ MORE: GOP Lawmaker From Michigan Gets 15 Days In Jail For Drunken Driving
The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says evidence about how Stough’s transgender status had a role will be presented in court. Spokeswoman Maria Miller declined further comment. A message seeking comment was left with Weathers’ lawyer.READ MORE: Enbridge: Anchor In Straits Of Mackinac Will Be Recovered
Michigan’s next attorney general, Dana Nessel, says the case reflects the “excessive brutality” faced by members of Detroit’s transgender community. Nessel is president of Fair Michigan, a group committed to equal protection for gay, lesbian and transgender residents.MORE NEWS: Wayne County Sheriff's S.C.O.U.T Program Assist Area Police With Crime, Speeding In The Community
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