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Capitol Murder Charges Filed In Death Of Houston Transgender Death

Capitol Murder Charges Filed In Death Of Houston Transgender Death

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the deaths of a transgender woman and man found at 1100 Dennis Street about 11:15 p.m. on April 10.
The suspect, Tariq Lackings (23), is charged with capital murder in the 178th State District Court.
He is accused in the killing of Shante Isaac, 34, who suffered gunshot and stab wounds, and Willie Sims, 33, who suffered stab wounds. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address.  Upon arrival, they found Ms. Isaacs and Mr. Sims had suffered from multiple wounds.  The unknown suspects fled the scene prior to officers arriving.
Further investigation identified Lackings as the suspect in this case.  He was taken into custody on Wednesday (April 20) and subsequently charged.
Investigators believe there are additional suspects involved.  Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Transgender Woman Found Murdered In Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin’s LGBT+ community is mourning the tragic murder of a transgender woman found shot to death on her front door steps on January 22. It’s the city’s first murder of 2016, and the nations first murder of a Transgender woman for 2016.

The victim has been identified as Monica Loera. Austin Police Department are identifying the victim as a man.

rowell-256x300 Transgender Woman Found Murdered In AustinAccording to the police report, the victims roommate told police that Rowell “kept knocking on the door and Loera said ‘he was going to get rid of him because he didn’t want to mess with him.’ When the victim went to open the door, the roommate said he heard a sound like a firecracker and Loera said, ‘he shot me.’”

After the shooting, Loera was taken to the University Medical Center Brackenridge hospital “where she was pronounced dead from her injuries and the Travis County Medical Examiner ruled Loera’s death a homicide

Austin Police has arrested Jon Casey William Rowell in connection with her death.

Rowell is facing a charge of first-degree murder. His bond is set at $250,000.

Gay Houston Mourns Loss Of ‘Daddy of Montrose’

Gene Landry

A popular gay Houston leather enthusiast, title-holder and businessman died on Tuesday after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Gene Landry – president of the Houston Bears, Mr. Houston Eagle 2014 and Daddy of Montrose 2014 – died sometime Tuesday, according to social media posts.

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