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NCAVP learns of the hook-up related homicide of Manuel Hakimian in Norristown, Pennsylvania

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the disturbing hook-up related homicide of Manuel Hakimian in Norristown, Pennsylvania. According to local media reports, Chad Marshall Wilcox, age 28, placed a Craigslist ad for men seeking sex with men, which was answered by Manuel Hakimian, age 36. It is alleged that Wilcox robbed, tied up, and killed Hakimian, whose body was later discovered by relatives on September 21st, 2014. After using the victim's credit cards across multiple states, Wilcox was finally arrested in North Carolina, and has been arraigned on charges of first-degree murder, robbery and related offenses.

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NCAVP has learned of the intimate partner violence homicide of Tawnee Maria Baird in Ogden, Utah

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the intimate partner violence (IPV) homicide of Tawnee Maria Baird, age 21, in Ogden, Utah that occurred on Saturday, October 18th. According to local media sources, Baird and her partner of five years, Victoria Ashley Mendoza, age 22, were driving home from visiting friends when an argument in the car escalated. They pulled into a parking lot where Mendoza then stabbed Baird to death. Mendoza was arrested, and is being held pending homicide charges.

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NCAVP Endorses Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month; Calls for End to LGBTQ and HIV-Affected Intimate Partner Violence

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This October, The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) stands in solidarity with survivors and victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) in commemorating the 27th annual Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month. During this month, NCAVP raises awareness about this form of violence within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-affected communities and calls for an end to intimate partner violence.

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NCAVP has learned of the intimate partner violence-related homicide of Ronald Fischman in East Mount Airy, Pennsylvania

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the intimate partner violence-related homicide of Ronald Fischman in East Mount Airy, Pennsylvania which occurred on Tuesday, September 30th. According to local media sources, Fischman confronted Jonathan Williams and was stabbed to death. Williams and his boyfriend lived at Fishman's home, however Williams had been asked to move out. Fischman had alerted neighbors to call the police if they saw Williams around the house. On the night of the attack, Williams broke into Fischman's home with plans to harm his boyfriend, Williams' boyfriend barricaded himself in a bedroom, and Williams killed Fischman when he tried intervene. According to the press, Williams told police he "just took it out on Ron."

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NCAVP mourns the death of Aniya Parker, a transgender woman of color killed in Los Angeles, California; the eighth death of transgender woman of color that NCAVP has responded to since the beginning of June

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The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the homicide of Aniya Parker, a transgender woman of color, that occurred on October 2nd, in the East Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. According to local media reports, the Aniya was fatally shot in the head early yesterday morning in what the police are currently categorizing as a botched robbery. Thus far there are no reports on what was stolen from the victim.

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