It was not a hate crime, but love gone sour!
That is how police are describing the death of another transgender woman, the second in two weeks.
The latest victim is Keil Lensay, who was murdered in Debe on Monday.
Police said Lensay, 35, of St John’s Trace, St Augustine, was killed following an argument with her lover, who accused her of giving him Aids.
The killer stabbed Lensay multiple times on the head, chest and neck before attempting to slit her throat. The incident occurred on the compound of the National Energy Skills Centre along the SS Erin Road. A witness who heard Lensay’s screams alerted police around 4 am and officers arrived in time to find Lensay’s body wrapped in a sheet and stuffed in a garbage bag.
A 36-year-old security guard was immediately arrested by police.
Police cordoned off the area as they processed the crime scene. Students who arrived for classes were also turned away.
Lensay’s death is the second transgender murder this month. On December 5, Keon Patterson, 28, was shot dead at Nelson Mandela Park, St Clair.