Eyricka MorganAge 26
24 Sep 2013
New Brunswick, New Jersey (USA)
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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