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Keyonna Blakeney

Age 22

16 Apr 2016
Rockville, Maryland (USA)
Beaten

TDoR list ref: tgeu/16-Apr-2016/Keyonna Blakeney

Keyonna Blakeney
Keyonna Blakeney [photo: www.theroot.com]

Keyonna was stabbed to death by Keith C. Renier in her room at the Red Roof Inn in Rockville. In August 2017 he was sentenced to 30 years in prison for her murder.

Keith C. Renier received the maximum sentence for second-degree murder, The Washington Post reports. Judge Marielsa Bernard of Montgomery County Circuit Court in Maryland imposed the sentence Friday.

Renier accompanied another man who had arranged to meet Blakeney, 22, for a date at the Red Roof Inn in Rockville, Md., in April of last year, but they actually intended to rob her, according to court documents quoted by the Post. Blakeney was found dead of multiple stab wounds April 16, 2016, and her room “appeared to have been ransacked,” the documents said.

TvT project: The Advocate & The Washington Post, 18.04.2016

https://www.advocate.com/crime/2017/8/21/killer-maryland-trans-woman-sentenced-30-years-prison

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/08/22/murderer-of-trans-woman-sentenced-to-30-years

http://www.watermarkonline.com/2018/01/12/charges-lowered-men-sentenced-2016-md-trans-murder/

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2018/01/11/sentence-murder-keyonna-blakeney/

https://www.autostraddle.com/keyonna-blakeney-just-22-becomes-the-latest-black-trans-woman-murdered-in-the-us-335800/

Report added: 18 Sep 2018. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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