Suspect in Trans Woman's Murder Turns Himself In

The shooting death of a trans woman may be closer to being solved after a suspect turned himself in. Quamar Edwards turned himself in today in connection with the murder of 28-year-old Tiffany Edwards (no relation), whose body was found fatally shot in the Cincinnati suburb of Walnut Hills, Ohio on June 26.

Tiffany Edwards is the fourth transgender woman to be murdered in Ohio since January 2013, and the fourth trans woman of color killed during June.

WLWT reports that Quamar Edwards' uncle says his nephew gave Tiffany a ride but "lost his cool" when she "came on to him." So he's using the "gay/trans panic" defense--one that The Advocate notes is discouraged by the American Bar Association and may be banned in California in the near future, if  lawmakers have their way. Pathetic.