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As James Dixon Given 12 Years, Islan Nettles’ Family Cries Foul

As James Dixon Given 12 Years, Islan Nettles’ Family Cries Foul

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | In an emotional statement in Manhattan Supreme Court, a sister of Islan Nettles said the 12 years that James Dixon will spend in prison for the 2013 assault that led to Nettles’ death was too short a sentence. “Twelve years is not enough because he can go home,” said Skye Nettles through […]

Police Display Skepticism in Videotaped Confession by Islan Nettles’ Accused Killer

Police Display Skepticism in Videotaped Confession by Islan Nettles’ Accused Killer

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | In what may be a further complication in the effort to prosecute James Dixon for striking the blows that led to Islan Nettles’ death, Dixon’s videotaped statement shows that police and prosecutors doubted that he was the man who struck the 21-year-old transgender woman on a Harlem street in 2013. “What you’re […]

Islan Nettles’ Accused Killer Faces Burdens of Admitting He Attacked Her

Islan Nettles’ Accused Killer Faces Burdens of Admitting He Attacked Her

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The accused killer of Islan Nettles may have to contend with as many as a half-dozen statements in which he admitted to striking the blows that led to the death of the 21-year-old transgender woman on a Harlem street in 2013. “James introduced himself to me and told me that he was […]

Indictment in Islan Nettles’ 2013 Harlem Slaying

Indictment in Islan Nettles’ 2013 Harlem Slaying

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Roughly 18 months after Islan Nettles died from injuries she suffered during an assault in Harlem, the Manhattan district attorney announced an indictment on manslaughter and assault charges in the killing. “Over the past 18 months, my office has exhaustively investigated this case with the objective of making sure that justice is […]

Islan Nettles’ Mother Says Original Suspect Has Vanished

Islan Nettles’ Mother Says Original Suspect Has Vanished

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | The mother of Islan Nettles, a transgender woman who was killed in Harlem last year, was told, in a recent meeting with the Manhattan district attorney’s office, that law enforcement has lost track of the only man who was charged in the case. “They don’t even have the correct address for this […]

Case Against Suspect in Islan Nettles Slaying Dismissed

Case Against Suspect in Islan Nettles Slaying Dismissed

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Three months after Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender woman, died as the result of a brutal beating in Harlem, the only person charged in the slaying saw his case dismissed. Paris Wilson, 20, was arrested shortly after the August 17 attack –– which took place near 148th Street and Frederick Douglas Boulevard […]

Grand Jury to Weigh Indictment in Islan Nettles Killing

Grand Jury to Weigh Indictment in Islan Nettles Killing

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | The 20-year-old Manhattan man arrested for what witnesses said was a brutal attack on a transgender woman in Harlem shortly after midnight on August 17 is due back in court on October 4, by which time he will likely have faced grand jury consideration of stiffer charges than the third-degree assault and […]