Man Charged in Death of Transgender Woman

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News Release: Associated Press
July 31, 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Police reports in southwest Florida indicate a man accused in the slaying of a transgender woman may have been angry she outed him on Facebook.

The News-Press of Fort Myers reports police arrested 45-year-old Terry Lynn Brady on Tuesday. Officers say Brady shot 31-year-old Yaz'min Shancez, then lit her on fire and left her to die behind a store on June 19.

Officials say they spoke to a witness who said Shancez had posted on Facebook that Brady liked to "be with" men. Officers say surveillance footage of Brady near the crime scene at the time of the killing and bullets matching a gun he owned tied him to the death.

Brady is being held in the Lee County Jail without bond. It's unclear whether he's retrained an attorney.

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