TDoR 2019 / 2018 / November / 15 / Fanny Aguiar

Fanny Aguiar

Age 34

15 Nov 2018
La Comercial, Montevideo (Uruguay)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/15-Nov-2018/Fanny Aguiar

Fanny Aguiar
Fanny Aguiar [photo:]

Fanny was stabbed several times by her partner, Fernando Izquierdo, 21. Her neighbours called the police when they heard screams.

Upon arrival, the police found him escaping with some of Fanny's belongings and covered in her blood. He was arrested and confessed to the crime.

Fanny and the suspect had been living together for only a month when he killed her.

"It is not an exception to kill a trans at home or on the street, to be killed in the hands of a man who is usually a client or his partner," says a friend of the victim to the Uruguayan media Ecos. "It is not something strange to our history, it seems to me that it should be considered as femicide, but it is something that Justice will determine," he added.

According to her friend, when she was still a minor, she had no alternative other than to go into sex work. "It has to do with the place that is assigned to us in this society within the possibilities and impossibilities, which makes you much more exposed to this kind of thing. Fanny lived in a difficult family context and had to live alone."

On 7th March 2022 the man who had been her partner was sentenced to 24 years in prison for her transfemicide.

Judge MarĂ­a Laura Sunhary sentenced the murderer of a 34-year-old trans woman, a crime perpetrated in 2018.

On November 15, 2018, Fanny Aguiar, a 34-year-old trans woman, was murdered in Montevideo after being stabbed 50 times by her partner, a 21-year-old man.

Aguiar's murderer was sentenced this Monday to 24 years in prison, in a historic ruling, since for the first time the Uruguayan justice recognized transfemicide as a crime, typifying the murder of a trans woman with an aggravating circumstance of hatred for her gender identity.

Report added: 17 Nov 2018. Last updated: 30 Mar 2022

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