Florida Transgender Woman says killing was self defense

Jackson Marcelin

Ms. Campbell

Ms. Campbell says that she wouldn’t have been charged for killing Jackson Marcelin last year if she was cisgender. Ms. Cambell said that Jackson Marcelin hit her with a board after she repeatedly refused to respond to his sexual advances. That’s when the south Florida transgender woman said she stabbed Jackson Marcelin in self-defense. Cambell is facing murder charges in a south Florida court this week.

Court documents show one witness told police “she noticed the subject with a sharp object in her right hand…the subject was taunting the victim…the victim had a wooden stick…and was walking towards the subject.”

Another witness said “Prior to the incident I observed the victim, Marcelin Jackson…harassing my roommate for at least 2-3 months. During the harassment, Marcelin would approach Cambell with comments such as ‘I want to have sex’ and ‘I want you to (expletive) my (expletive).'”

Source: Transgender Woman Claims Self-Defense in Killing | NBC 6 South Florida

Trigger Warning. Video by NBC repeatedly misgenders and dehumanizes Ms. Cambell.

Kelli Busey
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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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