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Man Arrested for the Murder of Islan Nettles


From DNAinfo:

A Brooklyn man was arrested for the brutal 2013 beating death of transgender woman Islan Nettles — nearly two years after confessing to the crime, prosecutors said.

James Dixon, 24, of Clinton Hill, was indicted for manslaughter and felony assault in relation to Nettles’ death, prosecutors said Tuesday in Manhattan Criminal Court.

Dixon was held without bail and said nothing. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

“I’m overwhelmed,” Delores Nettles, the victim’s mother, told DNAinfo New York. “I still want to know the facts, but it’s been a long time coming.”

Read more at DNAinfo