Gwen Araujo

Gwen Araujo
1985 - 2002

Gwen Araujo  American Victim


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First Name Gwen
Last Name Araujo
Full Name at Birth Edward Araujo Jr.
Alternative Name Eddie, Gwen, Gwen Amber Rose Araujo, Wendy, Lida
Age 17 (age at death) years
Birthday 24th February, 1985
Birthplace Brawley, California
Died 3rd October, 2002
Place of Death Newark, California
Cause of Death Murdered
Buried Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Dyed Red
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality DISPUTED
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
High School Newark Memorial High School
Occupation Text Victim
Occupation Victim

Gwen Amber Rose Araujo (February 24, 1985 – October 4, 2002) was an American Latina teenager who was murdered in Newark, California. She was killed by four men, two of whom she had been sexually intimate with, who beat and strangled her after discovering that she was transgender. Two of the defendants were convicted of second-degree murder, but not the requested hate-crime enhancements to the charges. The other two defendants pleaded guilty or no-contest to voluntary manslaughter. In at least one of the trials, a "trans panic defense"—an extension of the gay panic defense—was employed. In some contemporary news reports and during the first trial of the perpetrators, Gwen Araujo was misgendered and referred to by her birth name.

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