Man Arrested For Repeatedly Running Over Trans Woman, Leaving Her To Die

"There's this horrible dark underbelly of hatred that goes on and on and on and on and it must stop."

A Kansas City man has been charged in the death of a transgender woman he intentionally ran over several times and left to die, reports the AP.

Witnesses told the police that, last August, they saw Tamara Dominguez got into a truck with 29-year-old Luis Sanchez. But she soon exited the vehicle and slammed the door before walking away.

That’s when Sanchez reportedly gunned the engine and repeatedly ran over Dominguez, who died from injuries sustained in the attack.

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“There’s this horrible dark underbelly of hatred that goes on and on and on and on and it must stop,” said Caroline Gibbs with the Transgender Institute of Kansas City.

Sanchez was arrested in Colorado on Friday and charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Prosecutors have requested bail be set at $250,000.

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