Man Charged With Murdering 3 in Dallas, Including Muhlaysia Booker, a Transgender Woman

A 33-year-old man has been charged with murder in three recent killings in Dallas, including the fatal shooting of a transgender woman, the Dallas Police Department announced on Wednesday.

The man, Kendrell Lavar Lyles, was charged in the death of Muhlaysia Booker, 23, a transgender woman who was found dead on May 18, Maj. Max Geron said at a news conference. Mr. Lyles was also charged in the shooting death of a woman killed on May 22 and the drug-related killing of a man on May 23, Major Geron said. The police did not release those victims’ names.

Mr. Lyles was arrested on June 5 in connection to the death of the unnamed female victim, and the police later tied him to the other killings. The Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday evening.


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