Tiny (Robert Howard Gibson)Age 32 (born 1 Apr 1966)
31 Jul 1998
El Cajon, California (USA)
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Tiny suffered multiple stab wounds after being stabbed by Shawn Keith Wilson. When tried he attempted to use the trans panic defence.
A 21-year-old man was ordered yesterday to stand trial on a murder charge in the stabbing death of an El Cajon hairdresser who moonlighted as a female impersonator. Shawn Keith Wilson told police after his arrest that he allowed 32-year-old Robert Howard Gibson to perform a sex act on him, then "tripped out" when he realized that Gibson was a man. Gibson was stabbed 25 times late on the night of July 30. Shortly after Wilson's arrest, [Wilson's friend, Laree] Stemen told detectives that Wilson had told her that a homosexual "tried to rape him."