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3 charged in hatchet attack on transgender in Charlotte

November 15, 2016 - 8:35 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte police say they've charged three people in a hatchet attack on a transgender woman.

Ralayzia Taylor tells local media she was attacked Nov. 7 in a park. She thinks the group wanted to rob her and intensified their attack after they realized she's transgender.

The 24-year-old Taylor says one attacker cut her with a hatchet and they used gay slurs.

The FBI says it is working with Charlotte police.

The Mecklenburg County Jail website says 18-year-olds Dajion Tanner and Destiny Dagraca face charges including attempted first-degree murder. Police say a 15-year-old also was arrested.

It wasn't clear if they have attorneys.

North Carolina is in the midst of a fight over LGBT rights after the state passed a law limiting where transgender people can use the bathroom.

News from © The Associated Press, 2016
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