In 2013, James Dixon fatally beat Islan Nettles, a young trans woman of color, in Harlem. Yesterday he accepted a plea deal, confessing to the slaying—and may serve just 12 years in prison.
The trial for the killing of Islan Nettles, a trans woman who was brutally beaten in Harlem, began this week. We attended the court proceedings, where the prosecution read a confession allegedly made by the man accused of the crime.
In August 2013, 21-year-old Islan Nettles died from injuries she sustained after she was brutalized in the streets of Harlem. In a pre-trial hearing this week, the man charged with the assault refused his last chance at a plea bargain—despite multiple...