Two charged with hate crime for attack on transgender woman
Two men were charged today with assault as a hate crime for an attack on a transgender female in St. Albans, Queens, according to the Queens district attorneys office.
According to the charges, Carmella Etiennes a transgender female, walking near the intersection of 199th Street and 116th Avenue last night when she was struck on the foot with a rock. When she turned around, she allegedly saw the two men throwing rocks at her. The two men then yelled dont ever walk that block anymore or we will slash your throat. The DA said.
The two men, Nathaniel Mims, 25, of 2198 Palmer Avenue in the Bronx, and Rasheed Thomas, 22, of 88-15 168th Street in Queens, were charged with second degree assault as a hate crime and other charges and face up to 15 years in prison.