Fanny AguiarAge 34
15 Nov 2018
La Comercial, Montevideo (Uruguay)
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."