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Vigil held for slain transgender woman Alphonza Watson

Vigil held for slain transgender woman Alphonza Watson

As clouds darkened a remarkably warm Saturday afternoon, a sizable crowd filled the Ynot Lot on North Avenue to mourn and celebrate the life of Alphonza Watson, a 38-year-old woman who was murdered in Baltimore last week, making her at least the eighth transgender woman of color killed in the United States this year.

Watson was shot in the stomach the morning of Wednesday, March 22, on 2400 block of Guilford Avenue in the Barclay neighborhood, where witnesses heard gunshots and cries for help before seeing two men speed away in a car from the scene. A reward of up to $2,000 has been offered for information about the...

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