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August 7, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Germantown Man Pleads Guilty to 2015 Murder of Transgender Woman

A Germantown man has pleaded guilty to the 2015 killing of a transgender woman. The plea comes nearly five years after Deandre Smith, 21, who had been living as Zella Ziona, was shot in the head in an alleyway in Gaithersburg. Rico LeBlond, 25, was twice charged in connection with the shooting. In the first […]

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April 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

International Transgender Day of Visibility Recognized in Montgomery County

Councilmember Evan Glass presented a proclamation to recognize International Transgender Day of Visibility at Tuesday’s council meeting. For the past 10 years, Transgender Day of Visibility has been recognized nationally on March 31, but this is the first time it’s been officially recognized in the county. Glass said this proclamation was especially important to him, […]

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April 18, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Investigate Murder at Hotel (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police officers say a 22-year-old transgender woman found dead at the Red Roof Inn on Saturday was murdered. According to police, 22-year-old Keyonna Blakeney was assaulted and killed in her Rockville hotel room during the early morning hours of April 16. In a news release, police said there was trauma to her upper body. […]

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