TDoR 2018 / 2018 / March / 18 / Naomi Hersi

Naomi Hersi

Age 36

18 Mar 2018
Hounslow, Greater London (United Kingdom)

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Naomi Hersi
Naomi Hersi [photo:]

Naomi was found with knife wounds at the Heathrow Palace guest house late on Sunday morning and was pronounced dead at the scene 30 minutes later.

One neighbour said: “She was fun to be around and a real character. She was into music and tennis. She was a nice person. Another neighbour said: “Naomi was a flamboyant, lovely fun person. I think she had problems in her life but was well liked. We are devastated to lose a friend and neighbour.”

Jesse McDonald, 24, of Hounslow, appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 20th March charged with murder. He was convicted and jailed for life in October 2018.

His girlfriend Natalie Darkowska, 18, (who helped him to try to conceal the crime) was found guilty of perverting the course of justice. In December 2018 she was given a two-year prison term, suspended for two years.

We don’t know an awful lot about Naomi Hersi. According to her neighbours, she was vivacious; partial to rum but considered herself Muslim. Her Twitter suggests she was a fan of Little Mix, Nutella brownies and Andy Murray. Her family descended from Somalia.

Naomi's Twitter account is Tragically, her most recent tweet related to violence against black trans women.

Centro de Apoyo a las Identidades Trans & Pink News and The Guardian, 26.09.2018

Report added: 1 Sep 2018. Last updated: 13 Jan 2021

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