PA PA - Stacey Lee, 31, Philadelphia, 11 Oct 2010

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  1. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Stacey Lee had lived with her partner in South Philly's Point Breeze section for about a year.

    Sadly Stacey's partner returned from work and immediately noticed something not right. The front outdoor light was on. As he entered the house the dogs ran to him and he knew something was wrong. The dogs always stayed with Stacey. Their back door was closed and they always left the back door open for the dogs. Then he found his beloved partner of many years dead upstairs.

    This happened last week here in Philly. I was going to report on it right away but so many Blogs and other internet news are disputing on the words our paper used in this case and reported on things that they wouldn't have if Stacey was not transgender.

    Many I agree with as in our paper said she was found upstairs in her underwear. They never say that in the paper. They also put quotes around some words in the article.

    The fact is a beautiful, vibrant woman with many accomplishments has been murdered. They need to find who murdered Stacey Blahnik Lee.

    RIP Stacey.



    http://www.philly.com/inquirer/loca...he_found_transgender_victim_dead_at_home.html
     
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  3. Missizzy

    Missizzy New Member

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    A sad, sad story. Filly, you might want to consider asking the mods to change the header, though. I really thought that the partner was the murderer until I read through the whole thing--and that seems far from the reality. Police don't consider him a suspect and he was at work when the murder occurred. She died of strangulation but the crime is not considered a hate crime. I wonder what the motive was.

    One would think, in this day and age, that news sources would have a common protocol to follow when reporting on any LGBT crimes. How hard can it be? And how sad is it that the poor man can't have his name released as he fears for his job. How is he going to hide his grief?

    Sad all the way around. My prayers are with him. Rest in peace Ms. Lee.
     
  4. 2goldfish

    2goldfish Active Member

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    I am grateful to you for caring enough to post this. a lot of media starts a spin that gives you the sense that the crime against the l/g/b/t was somehow their own fault. a lot of people will dismiss these type of crimes for the same reason :(


    ITA the thread title implies the partner was the murderer, we should change that.
     
  5. carbuff

    carbuff Well-Known Member

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    Poor Stacey. Rest in peace. And my deepest condolences for her partner.
     
  6. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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  7. 2goldfish

    2goldfish Active Member

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    she was beautiful. do we know anything at all about who LE is looking at, any leads, anything? any signs of break in? was it someone she knew?
     
  8. TGIRecovered

    TGIRecovered Active Member

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    I got a malware threat warning when I clicked the link in Filly's post (11:06pm post). I alerted the mods and will PM Filly.
     
  9. Truthful Lies

    Truthful Lies "Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one's c

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    Wondering what happened to this woman...how very sad.
     
  10. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    I pray this has nothing to do with her being transgender. I'm so tired of people being hurt and killed for living their lives as they see fit. I'm tired of people being vilified because they are 'different.' Why does anyone care who someone sleeps with? Why can people not live in dignity whatever their choices? Sorry, rant over.
     
  11. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    O.K. Holy heck what's malware and will I persecuted in Hades for it? Hoping I didn't mess anything up. What link is it, TGIRecovered?

    Y'all don't click my links although I got them from reliable sources I think.:innocent:
     
  12. Belinda

    Belinda Doer of Things

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    No worries Filly. I've picked up malware from MSNBC. People seem to be able to embed it anywhere.
     
  13. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    O.K. I think I poofed the malware. Thank you TGIRecovered.
     
  14. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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  15. JusticeWillBeServed

    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    Six years later, Blahnik murder now a cold case

    http://www.epgn.com/news/local/11115-six-years-later-blahnik-murder-now-a-cold-case

     

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