Police believe Strawberry Mansion resident Charles Sargent used a axe to dismember transgender woman Diamond Williams allegedly telling his girlfriend he ‘discovered’ the victim was a ‘man’ after sex. According to police Sargent’s girlfriend heard noises upstairs and when her boyfriend came down he had the victim’s body wrapped in bloody bed sheets warning her that if she said anything he would kill her too.
There will be a Vigil and Speak Out for Diamond Tuesday 23rd from 5:30 until 6:30. Find the details here and at the Facebook event.
Vigil and Speak Out for Diamond
||GALAEI and MAZZONI CENTER are hosting a Speak Out and Vigil in honor of Diamond, a transgender woman who was brutally murdered last week in the city’s Strawberry Mansion section. Representatives from GALAEI’s TIP (Trans-health Information Program) and Mazzoni Center’s Trans* Wellness project will honor the name and life of their sister who was lost to violence, and call for justice and respect.
Violence against transgender women is unfortunately a harsh reality in our city. This event is an opportunity for community members to gather, speak out, and organize against the violence that continues to threaten the lives of transgender women in Philadelphia.
Aamina Morrison– TIP Co-Director
Samantha Jo Dato – Trans* Wellness Project
Christian Axavier Lovehall – Philly Trans* March
Sade Ali –Philadelphia Deputy Commissioner Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, Morris Home Founder
Gloria Casarez – Director of LGBT Affairs, Mayor’s Office