Justice is finally being served for the horrific throat-slashing murder of transgender woman Casey Haggard. Originally Fresno police felt the murder caught on video was a random act of violence. But thanks to a local advocate’s persistence 38-year-old Richard Lopez has been charged with the slaying as a hate crime.
“This was a premeditated hate crime says KarenAdell Scot”, founder of TransCare. Scot told KMPF July 2015, “It was premeditated, and it was thought out. They had the knife ready. They baited the person to the vehicle and they followed through with tremendous precision on the strike.
“Over a year ago the FPD and FBI were operating under a false premise that “the driver” somehow performed a miracle of stretching a left arm 5’ to stab Casey Haggard from the driver’s seat, all while miraculously keeping a foot on the brake pedal.” wrote KarenAdell Scot.
“Meeting with the FBI’s lead investigator, I demonstrated it had to be a passenger who killed Casey.
I am very hopeful it was my investigative input that helped with a correction of the investigation leading to the arrest today of a PASSENGER.”
“I am thankful for the final outcome and now pray for conviction.”
“Bakersfield PD, are you listening? Please solve the murder of JASMINE SIERRA, a transgender woman murdered in Bakersfield.” Said Scot.
Trigger Warning. Misgendering and lack of understanding of transgender people by police.