Thursday, April 15, 2010

Manhattan man arrested in murder of transgender Queens woman

A 29-year-old Manhattan man who police said killed a transgender Queens woman in her apartment late last month has been charged with her murder.

WABC reported investigators used cell phone records to track Rasheen Everett to Las Vegas, where they arrested him on April 9. The NYPD brought Everett back to New York on Tuesday, April 13. And he has been charged with second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said Everett went to Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar's 62nd Street apartment at 8:50 a.m. on March 27. The two had apparently met in an online chat room, but Everett allegedly strangled Andujar to death before pouring bleach on her body.

Everett faces a prison sentence of up to 25 years to life if he is found guilty.

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