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Transgender Woman's Manhattan Death Ruled A Homicide

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The death of a transgender woman in Upper Manhattan has now been ruled a homicide.

The medical examiner says 21-year-old Islan Nettles died from blunt impact injuries to her head.

Nettles was with another transgender woman last Saturday night near 147th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.

Police say the pair met a group of men who attacked them once they realized that Nettles and her friend weren't born as females.

The attack happened close to a police precinct stationhouse.

Nettles was taken off life support on Thursday, five days after the beating.

Paris Wilson, 20, has been arrested in connection with the attack.

He was originally charged with assault, but now, those charges could be upgraded.

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