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Andrea Doria Dos Passos

Age 37

23 Apr 2024
Miami, Florida (USA)

Andrea Doria Dos Passos
Andrea Doria Dos Passos [photo:]

Andrea was beaten to death with a metal pipe while she slept on the street.

Gregory Gilbert, 53, was arrested hours later and faces charges of second degree murder.

Andrea Doria Dos Passos, 37, a transgender woman who was experiencing homelessness, was found beaten to death Tuesday outside the Miami City Ballet building in Miami Beach, Fla.

The attack on Dos Passos was caught on surveillance video and led to the arrest of Gregory Fitzgerald Gibert, 53, who is charged with second-degree murder, the Miami Herald reports.

An employee of the ballet company found Dos Passos lying on the ground about 7 a.m. Tuesday. The worker initially thought she was sleeping, then saw that she was surrounded by blood and called police.

Surveillance video showed a man beating her with a pipe, and police matched the description to Gibert, who was on probation on charges including aggravated assault with no intent to kill and attempted robbery with a weapon. He had been sentenced to four years of probation on the charges just six days before the attack on Dos Passos.

Police said they do not consider Dos Passos’s death a hate crime, but some are calling for prosecutors to add a hate-crime enhancement to the charges against Gibert. “We have no evidence indicating that she was targeted solely based on her sexuality and/or gender,” Officer Christopher Bess, a police spokesman, told the Herald.

Andrea had transitioned in October 2023. According to Andrea's grandfather she struggled with mental illness and had been homeless for some time.

A memorial for Andrea was held outside Pridelines’ Miami Beach location, at 1130 Washington Avenue shortly after her killing.

Report added: 28 Apr 2024. Last updated: 4 May 2024

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