Rashawn & Beyond: Anti-Violence News for Queer People of Color

The Rashawn Brazell Memorial Fund aims to establish a sustainable tribute to Rashawn that promotes critical thought about the impact of violence and intolerance, particularly upon queer communities of African descent.

Through this blog, we provide action alerts, event postings and breaking news as a means of informing these communities in ways that enable them to combat racism and homophobia.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Update on the murder of Marlon Woods

Terrance Osley, 20, and Norman Corggens, 20, were charged with involuntary manslaughter for the murder of Marlon Woods, 32, of Toledo, Maryland. Marlon Woods suffered severe head injuries that induced him into a coma and was taken off life support and later died. The conviction would carry up to ten years in prison if found guilty.

The Toledo Police Department dismissed the possiblity of the murder being a hate crime, but acknowledged that it was related to a fight inside a gay bar in which Woods tried to protect a young woman.

Woods is survived by his husband of ten years.


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