13 Oct 2011
Vila Velha, Espírito Santo (Brazil)
Sandy was shot 6 times on the night of 13th October in the Itaparica neighborhood.
The crime happened on a corner near an evangelical church. According to one of the congregants of the church, the [trans woman] had been there for about a year. According to witnesses, the victim was sitting on the corner when a second person arrived on a motorcycle. The criminal shot six times at the trans woman, who tried to escape running down the street.
According to the churchgoer, she was a sex worker who had been working in the area for a year.
Sandy's death was not recorded on the TDoR 2011 memorial list released by Transgender Europe (TGEU) in November 2011.