TDoR 2004 / 2004 / July / 30 / Ricky Lee Blakes

Ricky Lee Blakes

Age 23

30 Jul 2004
Norwalk, Connecticut (USA)

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Ricky Lee Blakes

Ricky was reportedly a cross dresser. He was shot multiple times, allegedly by Anthony Rogers, who picked up Ricky, believing they were a [cisgender] woman, then violently killed them.

NORWALK -- Double murder suspect Anthony Rogers may have shot 23-year-old Ricky Lee Blakes Jr. because the college student cross-dressed and offered him sex, a recently unsealed court affidavit indicates.

An informant told police that "Rogers has a strong hatred for gay people," and Rogers' friend and confidant Joshua Huckabee told police that he'd claimed killing Blakes after the young man, dressed in a mini skirt, halter top and wig, tried to give him oral sex, according to the Feb. 6 affidavit, filed at Stamford Superior Court.

Rogers, formerly of 18 Quintard Ave., was driving in South Norwalk when he stopped and picked up Blakes, Huckabee told police. Rogers banged Blakes' head against the steering wheel, threw him out of the car and shot him in the back after the student made sexual advances, according to Huckabee's written statement.

Report added: 10 Dec 2018. Last updated: 12 Nov 2021

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