The man charged with murdering a transgendered person last November Dwight DeLee, 20, was in city court this morning. He pleaded not guilty to the charge of second degree murder of Moses Cannon, who lived by her transgender identity as "lateisha Green”.
Cannon and his younger brother Mark drove to a party on Seymour Street. Police said once they arrived several people were shouting slurs at the two openly gay men.
They said DeLee came up to the car and fired a 22 caliber rifle at Moses and Mark Cannon. The bullet went threw Mark’s arm hitting Cannon in the chest. Cannon later died from his injury.
The district attorney will later determine if this was a hate crime. DeLee faces 20 years to life in prison if convicted.