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West Harlem »

'They Got The Wrong Guy,' Says Suspect Accused of Killing Islan Nettles

The man charged in the beating death of transgender woman Islan Nettles insists he didn't kill her.

Hamilton Heights »

Suspect in Islan Nettles' Death Should Face Hate Charges, Mother Says

James Dixon, 24, was charged Tuesday with manslaughter and assault in Nettles' brutal beating death.

Hamilton Heights »

Brooklyn Man Arrested for 2013 Death of Transgender Woman Islan Nettles

James Dixon was indicted for killing Nettles in Harlem nearly two years ago.

Midtown »

Reports of Anti-Gay Crimes Rose 26 Percent in 2013, Advocates Say

Reported attacks were up for the fourth consecutive year, according to the Anti-Violence Project. 

Central Harlem »

Transgender Groups Protest Handling of Islan Nettles' Death

The Manhattan District Attorney's office and the NYPD say the investigation is ongoing.

Midtown »

A Look Back at DNAinfo's Year in Pictures

Check out some of DNAinfo New York's best photos from 2013.

Hamilton Heights »

Charges Dropped Against Man Accused of Beating Transgender Woman to Death

The Manhattan District Attorney's office dismissed misdemeanor charges against Paris Wilson.

West Harlem »

Group to Protest DA's Handling of Transgender Woman's Beating Death

An anti-discrimination group is calling on the DA and NYPD to further investigate Islan Nettles' murder.

Times Square & Theater District »

Timely Transgender Documentary a Highlight at NYC Indie Film Festival

Highlights from the fourth annual NYC Independent Film Festival, running this weekend.

Civic Center »

Prosecutors Need More Time To Figure Out Who Killed Islan Nettles

The Manhattan DA's Office is seeking more witnesses to the fatal beating of a transgender Harlem woman.

Hamilton Heights »

Transgender Women of Color Express Fears After Fatal Harlem Beating

The beating death of Islan Nettles is the latest in a long line of attacks, transgender women say.

Central Harlem »

Beaten Transgender Woman's Injuries Hidden by Veil-Draped Open Casket

Islan Nettles' coffin was draped in a white veil to conceal her fatal beating injuries.

Hamilton Heights »

Slain Transgender Woman Remembered by Family and LGBT Groups at Vigil

Hundreds of grieving friends gathered in Harlem Tuesday to remember Islan Nettles.

Central Harlem »

Transgender Woman Dies After Beating in Harlem, Cops Say

Police said Islan Nettles, 21, was taken off of life support after being attacked on early Saturday.

Hamilton Heights »

Fake Confession by Suspect's Friend Muddled Probe of Transgender Attack

A man walked into a police precinct stationhouse and lied about beating Islan Nettles, sources say.