Ava Le'Ray BarrinAge 17
25 Jun 2017
Athens, Georgia (USA)
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Ava was shot in the chest after an argument with an acquaintance in the parking lot of a residential complex. Her killer was charged with murder and aggravated assault.
Who Was Ava Le'Ray Barrin? The Trans Teen's Death Is Devastating
According to Mic, those who had attended Barrin’s candlelight memorial service noted how cherished and valued she was. [The organiser of the event] told Mic that Barrin “was happy in her own skin” and told her friends she was transitioning in December. In a heartfelt obituary dedicated to Barrin on Bazaar Daily, the young girl was described as “unapologetically real” and someone who “feared nothing […] especially not being herself.”
Barrin had ambitious dreams for her life. According to [her friend], Barrin aspired to become a model and wanted to move to Los Angeles to make her dream come true.