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From: Marisaval@aol.com <Marisaval@aol.com >
Date: Jan 21, 2007 6:49 PM
Subject: Update on Nakia Baker
I promised all in attendance at the meeting Friday night that I would send
any new info I have on the Nakia Baker murder. Well, I talked to Nakia's
cousin, Shawn White of San Francisco, this afternoon, so this is what I learned.
Nakia was definitely transgender. She has been on hormones for years &
apparently transitioned between 1990 & 1992 (he couldn't remember exactly when).
She was definitely not a man dressed in women's clothing for the weekend as the
police statement suggested (although that could still make Nakia trans even
if she did not live full time). And Nakia was the new name. Nakia kept her
birth name, Ladell, as a middle name.
The most amazing thing he said is that the police originally tried to call it
a "suicide attempt", as if a person would intentionally beat themselves to
death in the head in a parking lot in the middle of the night....They finally
switched positions when it became apparent Nakia was beaten by someone else.
Unfortunately, it seems that Nakia's mother "wasn't OK" with the gender
change. I don't know how long it will take for her to be willing to talk to us.
Yahoo IM: vickiecd
Website Director of http://tvals.org/
Maybe some people want to be lesbians or gay men
to be a part of the crowd
but nobody wants to be transsexual to be part of a crowd --
they just want to be themselves.