TDoR 2006 / 2006 / February / 03 / Alexis L. King

Alexis L. King

Age 21

3 Feb 2006
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)

TDoR list ref: Feb 2006/Alexis (Brandon) L. King

Alexis L. King

Alexis was shot attempting to flee a man who had propositioned her and then turned violent after discovering that she was trans.

Her killer Terron Oates was given just 5 to 10 years in jail for manslaughter and weapons offenses.

A 20-year-old man who had killed a person he picked up for sex after learning that the person was [trans] - and not [cisgender] - was sentenced yesterday to five to 10 years in state prison on a voluntary-manslaughter conviction.

Terron Oates was driving in his car from an after-hours strip club at Broad Street and Olney Avenue in the early morning of Feb. 3, 2006, when he picked up "Alexis" King, 21, who was outside waiting for a bus, Assistant District Attorney MK Feeney said yesterday.

King's [previous] name was [deadname] King. Oates, then 18, propositioned King for sex. Inside his car, Oates discovered that King, a [trans woman] male who dressed like a woman, had a penis.

Associated Press reported her death with the transphobic headline: "Hooker Who Is Man, Killed". A Philadelphia inquirer article similarly reported the murder with the transphobic headline "5 years in jail for killing a Woman who wasn't".

Report added: 3 Dec 2018. Last updated: 8 Oct 2022

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