Trans Woman Murdered in Strawberry Mansion [UPDATED]

A Philadelphia man is in custody after admitting to killing a woman when he found out she was transgender.

NBC10 Philadelphia is reporting the gruesome story of a transgender woman who was murdered over the weekend in Strawberry Mansion. The report says that the murderer, Charles Sargent, admitted to killing the woman, identified in the story as “Mark Williams” (pictured, above), after he found out she was transgender. Sargent is now in custody.

You can watch the news story below. For more details, read NBC10′s story, here.

UPDATED [7/22/2013, 4:56 p.m.]: Police release image of murderer Charles Sargent. Click here for more.

UPDATED [7/22/2013, 4:56 p.m.]: Local trans advocates hold a vigil and speak out in honor of the victim. Go here for details

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