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Stephen Gonzales convicted for murdering trans woman Melony Smith

Stephen Gonzales convicted for murdering trans woman Melony Smith

Stephen Gonzales was convicted today in Pomona Superior Courthouse of murder in the first degree for the strangulation and bludgeoning death of transgender woman Melony Smith. Melony Smith’s murder in 2013  would have gone unnoticed if not for a blog post by Lexi Cannes allowing us to understand she was trans despite the misgendering and deadnaming […]