Published June 15, 2016
A Philadelphia man has admitted to the stabbing death of a transgender person last year and will spend 22 to 44 years in prison.
WPVI-TV (http://6abc.cm/24QqC57) reports that 32-year-old Raheam Felton pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree murder and possessing an instrument of crime. He apologized for his crimes.
Police say the victim, 21-year-old London Kiki Chanel, wasn't targeted for being transgender. They say Felton acknowledged he stabbed Chanel during a domestic dispute May 18, 2015.
At a hearing last year, a witness testified that Chanel accused Felton of sexual touching before Felton attacked the Chanel and screamed: "This is what we do to a snitch."
Chanel was also known as London Banks.