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First federal trial for a hate crime based on gender identity starts over trans woman's killing

Posted on AllSides February 20th, 2024
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — (AP) — The first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity began Tuesday in South Carolina, where a man faces charges that he killed a Black transgender woman and then fled to New York. The U.S. Department of Justice alleges that in August 2019, Daqua Lameek Ritter lured the woman — who is referred to as “Dime Doe” in court documents — into driving to a sparsely populated rural county in South Carolina. Ritter then shot her three times in the head with a...

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