Boyfriend of murdered transgender woman, 22, is arrested – Joshua Dominic Bourgeois was charged with killing his girlfriend Tracy Williams, ‘stabbing her multiple times and then dumping her body on the side of a road,’ in Texas
Joshua Dominic Bourgeois was charged with killing his trans girlfriend Tracy Williams
The 22-year-old’s body was found in a Houston parking lot with stab wounds
Bourgeois, 25, was said to be in a ‘dating relationship’ with Williams, a transgender woman, was arrested for ‘stabbing her multiple times and then dumping her body on the side of a road’
She is the third transgender woman to be murdered in Texas and the 16th in America since January
Bourgeois is being held at Baker Street Jail and will appear in court on Monday
The boyfriend of a murdered transgender woman has been arrested for allegedly stabbing her to death before dumping her body on the side of a road.
Joshua Dominic Bourgeois, 25, of Houston, Texas, has been charged in connection with death of Tracy Williams, 22, who was also known as Tracy Single.
Her body was found in a gas station parking lot with a puncture wound and several lacerations on Katy Freeway and Wycliffe Drive in west Harris County on July 30.
Police told the Houston Chronicle that Williams and Bourgeois had been in a ‘dating relationship.’
Bourgeois was taken to Baker Street Jail and will appear before the courts on Monday.
Williams, who was born Trevian Delaney was the oldest of six children and often presented as a woman, her mother Joyce Williams told the site.
Joshua Dominic Bourgeois [photo], has been charged with for the murder of his transgender girlfriend Tracy Williams whose body was discovered by the roadside in Houston, Tex., on July, 30
Tracy Williams was found dead in a parking lot [photo], on Katy Freeway and Wycliffe Drive in west Harris County, in Houston, Texas on July 30
‘I wouldn’t wish this on anybody’s child.’
The mother claimed that her daughter was ‘murdered near [her] home,’ in a fundraising page to help cover funeral costs.
Sharing pictures of her murdered child online on August 14, she wrote: ‘Fat this pains me baby it just is not easy for me, I know you know me but I’m so hurt, numb, and sick boo.’
Williams was the third transgender woman to be murdered in Texas and the 16th in America since January – all but apart from one were black, the Chronicle reported.
Friends told the site that she had lived at Covenant House, a shelter for abused and abandoned children, prior to moving to Houston shortly before her death.
On her Facebook page, friends paid tribute, with one writing: ‘Tracy Single we will always love you and cherish our times we shared together.’
‘Rest In Power,’ wrote Melissa Opulent Stone.
JeNiya Helm posted: ‘Rest In Peace sweetheart. We will keep fighting for all the girls that we’ve lost. #LGBTQ.’
Another user, who claimed not to know the victim, said: ‘Don’t know-you. But your story reached me… What happened to you and has happened to others before you. Is so senseless and sad. Rest on.’
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