Man charged for the murder of Nina Pop

Nina Pop
Nina Pop
Joseph Cannon, Sikeston Department of Public Safety                             Nina Pop, Facebook

Joseph Cannon, 40, pled not guilty and is being held without bail for allegedly murdering transgender woman Nina Pop at her apartment in Sikeston, Missouri.

Cannon, of Poplar Bluff, was arrested last Friday and charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action during a virtual arraignment hearing Friday, according to Metro Weekly and Pink News.

Police found Pop’s body in her apartment at 600 S. New Madrid St. in Sikeston on May 3 after responding to a report of an unresponsive person. Pop’s body appeared to have been assaulted, and she died from injuries sustained during the stabbing.

Sikeston Department of Public Safety Director Jim McMillen said Cannon’s arrest, which occurred last Friday, came about as a result of input from several community members who came forward with critical information, reports the Standard Democrat.

“I want to thank all of those involved, especially those citizens who came forth with information,” McMillen said. “Without everyone working together, these types of cases can go unsolved.”

Nina Pop shared this video on FaceBook  March, 3 an 1 1/2 hours before police were called. She had just seen a shooting at a house party was trying to find her cousin.

She lived her life large and was loved. Rest in peace Nina Pop.

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Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender


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