This is an update on Duanna's Johnson's murder trial.
Justice will prevail.
Gay, lesbian group to hold vigil tonight for transgender murder victim
By Linda A. Moore
Posted April 20, 2010 at 3:35 p.m.
The Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center will hold a vigil at 6:30 p.m. today at Federal Plaza Downtown following Monday’s mistrial in the beating case of transgender prisoner Duanna Johnson by former Memphis police officer Bridges “Sutton” McRae.
McRae was charged with violating Johnson’s civil rights during the prisoner booking process at the Shelby County Jail in February 2008. He was fired after the incident.
On Monday, after four days and roughly 20 hours of deliberations, a federal court jury announced it was deadlocked for the second time. U.S. Dist. Court Judge S. Thomas Anderson declared a mistrial.
Johnson, 43, was shot to death in November 2008 in North Memphis. That crime has not been solved
“We’re having this vigil to support Duanna Johnson the human being but also to say that we stand on the side of justice, that people should be treated equally and fairly by our legal system.” said Will Batts, the center's executive director.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Posted by De Sube at 4/21/2010 09:07:00 AM