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NCAVP mourns the intimate partner violence homicide of an unidentified gender non-conforming person in Detroit, Michigan; the sixth gender non-conforming or transgender person to be killed since June 2014

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) mourns the intimate partner violence homicide of an unidentified gender non-conforming person, on August 15th, 2014 in Palmer Park, Michigan According to local NCAVP member organization Equality Michigan, Detroit Police have arrested Eduardo Moss, who they believe was the victim's partner, in connection to this homicide. Local authorities also, and believe this homicide is connected to two other attacks against transgender women in Michigan in recent weeks.

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NCAVP learns of the intimate partner murder of Kelly Phillips in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the intimate partner homicide of Kelly Phillips in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to media sources, on Monday, August 11th, Phillips was shot several times by his ex-boyfriend, Lyle "Ty" Hoffman, at a local gas station. Hoffman then fled the scene in the car that both he and Phillips were driving in. Police have identified Hoffman as the primary suspect and have charged him with second degree murder. Local authorities have yet to apprehend Hoffman.

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NCAVP mourns the death of Gabriel Fernandez, Age 8; Calls for National Awareness on Anti-LGBTQ Violence and Family Violence

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) is deeply saddened by report of the torture and homicide of 8-year old Gabriel Fernandez, in Los Angeles, California. The homicide occurred in May 2013, however the motive and details of the killing are only now coming to light in a trial. According to local media accounts, Pearl Fernandez, Gabriel's mother, and her boyfriend Sauro Aguirre subjected Gabriel to severe child abuse and neglect, torture, and frequent beatings that resulted in his death, in part because he played with dolls. Fernandez and Aguirre called Gabriel gay as a part of their verbal abuse.

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NCAVP mourns the death of Mia Henderson, a transgender woman of color in Baltimore, Maryland; the fifth death of transgender women of color that NCAVP has responded to since the beginning of June

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) mourns the death of Mia Henderson, a transgender woman of color in Baltimore, Maryland. According to media reports, Mia was discovered in an alley early on Wednesday, July 16th, while police were serving a search warrant in the area. According to police, she appears to have died from trauma to the body, indicating homicide.

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NCAVP mourns the double homicides of Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young in Seattle, Washington

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) mourns the double homicides of Ahmed Said, 27, and Dwone Anderson-Young, 23, which occurred in the early morning hours of June 1, in the Central District of Seattle. According to local media sources, Ali Muhammad Brown, 30, has been charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder, and may have targeted the two men using an online dating or hook up app. According to local law enforcement, police have not ruled out the possibility that this double homicide was hate-motivated. According to prosecutors, Said and Anderson-Young did not know their alleged killer, and there appeared to be no additional motive, such as robbery, for the homicides. Brown is currently at large and is suspected in a recent car-jacking in New Jersey.

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