Vaughn Nettles born a boy in October 1991 and became a woman Islan Nettles two years ago died Thursday following an attack on her by a group of men on Saturday in front of a New York City Police Station.
Saturday just after midnight, 21-year-old fashion design student Islan Nettles was walking down 8th Avenue near West 147th Street right in front of a police precinct, when a group of men started saying some very mean things.
“They were called f****, they were called he-she’s, she males, things of that nature,” Delores Nettles a relative said about her death
Police say one of the men was 20-year-old Paris Wilson, who they say punched Nettles, knocked her down, and wouldn’t stop.
She was taken to Harlem Hospital with severe head trauma where she slipped into a coma and was pronounced brain dead Tuesday.
On Thursday her mother removed her from life support and she died immediately.
“This person beat my baby with his bare hands to death and I don’t feel that person should walk the streets because my baby can’t walk. He couldn’t even tell me he loved me, I will never hear that again,” Delores Nettles said.
“He didn’t deserve this. I just want them to get justice for him,” Dominique Nettles said.
The mother of a transgender woman beaten to death spoke exclusively to Eyewitness News.
The NYPD’s hate crimes task force is investigating the murder.