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|Full Name at Birth||
Edward Araujo Jr.
Eddie, Gwen, Gwen Amber Rose Araujo, Wendy, Lida
17 (age at death) years
24th February, 1985
3rd October, 2002
|Place of Death||
|Cause of Death||
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Brown - Dark
Newark Memorial High School
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.