Transgender Prostitute Arrested

Police announce arrest in Old City hotel murder-arson

The Philadelphia Police Department arrested a transgender prostitute today for a murder and arson investigation at the Omni Hotel on Chestnut Street. At a press conference this morning, the police announced they arrested 22-year-old Herman Burton for fatally beating and strangling 49-year-old Patrick Brady of Chester County last Saturday at the Old City hotel.

Action News reported that Brady worked as an IT specialist for Thomas Jefferson Hospital and was a regular guest at the hotel. He is survived by a wife and nine-year-old daughter in Thorndale, Pa.