TDoR 2013 / 2012 / December / 05 / Renata Espinosa Reyes

Renata Espinosa Reyes

Age 23

5 Dec 2012
Toluca, Distrito Capital (Mexico)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/5-Dec-2012/Renata

Renata Espinosa Reyes

Renata was shot in the back after refusing potential clients who knocked on her door.

Apparently for refusing to perform a sexual service, a [transgender] sex worker was shot dead yesterday. She was shot at least 4 times, although at least 11 gunshot cartridges of different calibres were located at the scene of the murder.

The homicide of the sex worker known as Renata, occurred around 9:30 p.m. yesterday at the outskirts of the home she shared with other sex workers, located at the intersection of the streets of Gomez Farias and Isabel la Católica, in the San Sebastián neighborhood.

According to eyewitnesses, it happened after the refusal of the deceased to accompany a group of subjects traveling aboard a red Volkswagen Jetta.

Witness statements indicate that the man who got out of the vehicle knocked on the door of the deceased [woman]'s home, and after attempting to negotiate with her and not receiving a positive response, she was shot by assailants within the vehicle as it left.

TvT project: El Universal, 13.12.2012 & Diario Portal, 13.12.12

Report added: 31 Oct 2018. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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