Report: CeCe McDonald Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Manslaughter

Sad news out of Minnesota.

By Jamilah King May 02, 2012

Reports out of Minneapolis have it that CeCe McDonald has accepted a plea deal to second degree manslaughter due to negligence in the death of Dean Schmitz. McDonald is a black transgender woman who says she was attached by Schmitz with racist and homophobic slurs. Her supporters have rallied at the court house all week, saying that her case is a stunning example of [institutional biases against black and transgender communities. ]( Luce Guillen-Givins, a member of McDonald’s Support Committee, said that the plea deal stipulates that McDonald will spend 41 months in prison. Stay tuned for more details.