New York High Court Agrees to Hear Appeal In Transgender Hate Crime Case

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New York High Court Agrees to Hear Appeal In Dwight DeLee Case

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) Praises Decision and Continues to Urge the Court of Appeals to Restore Hate Crime Conviction of DeLee in the 2008 Murder of Syracuse Transgender Woman Lateisha Green

Screen Shot 2013-12-09 at 11.08.08 AMNew York, NY, December 9, 2013 – The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) today lauded the New York Court of Appeals’ announcement that it will consider an appeal in “The People v. Dwight R. DeLee” and renewed its call for the high court to reinstate the jury’s verdict and Dwight DeLee’s conviction of manslaughter in the first degree as a hate crime for the 2008 killing of Syracuse resident Lateisha “Teish” Green, a 22-year old African American transgender woman.

Green died November 14, 2008 after she was shot outside a house party in Syracuse. Evidence at trial demonstrated that DeLee shot her…

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