TDoR 2013 / 2013 / September / 24 / Eyricka Morgan


Eyricka Morgan

Age 26

24 Sep 2013
New Brunswick, New Jersey (USA)
Stabbed

TDoR list ref: tgeu/24-Sep-2013/Eyricka Morgan

Eyricka Morgan
Eyricka Morgan [photo: www.glaad.org]

Eryicka was stabbed by a housemate at a boarding house in New Brunswick. She died in hospital.

Police were called at 8:17 PM to the boarding house on Baldwin Street where they found Ms. Morgan injured. She was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where she died at 9 PM EDT.

21 year old Devonte Scott was charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in Eyricka's death and is being held in the Middlesex County Jail on $1 million bond according to Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey.

Community members gathered last night for a candlelight vigil behind the chapel on the Douglass campus of Rutgers to remember a young woman whose brutal murder on Baldwin Street has shaken the city.

Eryicka Morgan, 26, was stabbed to death following an argument with a fellow housemate. Devonte Scott was arrested and charged with the murder the next morning.

Morgan, who grew up in Newark and took classes at Rutgers University, identified as a transgender woman. She was an activist for the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community.

TvT project: The Advocate 26.09.2013 &The Huffington Post 28.09.2013

https://transgriot.blogspot.com/2013/09/another-day-another-dead-black.html

https://www.advocate.com/crime/2013/09/26/nj-trans-woman-murdered-media-misgenders-victim

https://newbrunswicktoday.com/article/community-mourns-loss-transgender-activist-eyricka-morgan

https://www.glaad.org/blog/star-ledger-newspaper-repeatedly-misgenders-trans-woman-killed-new-jersey

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/28/eyricka-morgan-transgender-woman-murdered_n_4005558.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20131003221138/http://newbrunswick.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/boarding-house-victim-was-transgender-woman-and-advocate-friends-say

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrc5MFWq2Uo&feature=youtu.be

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

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