Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 42 / 19 October 2017
 

Oakland police: Dead man charged with transgender woman’s 2012 murder

Brandy Martell (Photo: Tiffany Woods)

Brandy Martell (Photo: Tiffany Woods)

A dead man has been charged in the 2012 murder of transgender East Bay resident Brandy Martell, Oakland police announced today (Thursday, November 19.)

It’s not clear how a dead man could be charged with murder, but a tweet from the Oakland Police Department indicated that the Alameda County District Attorney’s office has charged Maliqui Parrott, who was killed two months after Martell, in her fatal shooting.

A spokeswoman for the DA’s office couldn’t immediately explain the development. OPD spokespeople didn’t immediately return a call from the Bay Area Reporter.

[Update]: DA’s spokeswoman Teresa Drenick said in an email that OPD’s tweet was inaccurate. There are “no criminal charges, as the suspect is deceased,” Drenick said, and police will send another tweet.[End update]

The B.A.R. will have more on this story in the Thursday, November 26 edition.

— Seth Hemmelgarn, November 19, 2015 @ 3:07 pm PST
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