Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Gwen Araujo Murder Conviction Stands

I know this is part of the legal process but sometimes I just wish some people would be sent away and never heard from again. You know child molesters, rapists and certain politicians! Well this is a good thing. The men who murdered the transgender teen in 2002 got their appeal rejected. I hope for the same result when Angie Zapata's murderer comes up for appeal and parole as well.

In a unanimous ruling, the 1st District Court of Appeal rejected the appeals of Jose Antonio Merel and Michael William Magidson, serving 15-years-to-life in prison for murdering Gwen Araujo, found beaten, bound and strangled in a shallow grave in the Sierra foothills. The case sparked a national outcry in the transgender community because the assailants killed Araujo after learning she was biologically male.
The world needs sources of good watching over it. The justice system is very flawed but we have to ensure it's distributed fairly.

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