Life Without Parole for Detroit Man Who Killed 2 Gay Men and a Transgender Woman - The New York Times

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Summary generated on August 13, 2020

    Prosecutors said the man, Devon Robinson, 19, had received oral sex from multiple people at the party, and feared his family and neighbors would find out.

    Mr. Robinson opened fire immediately upon entering the house, killing Alunte Davis, 21, and Timothy Blancher, 20, who were gay, and Paris Cameron, 20, a transgender woman, the authorities said.

    At his trial, a prosecutor, Jaimie Powell Horowitz, said Mr. Robinson had met the victims at a gas station, where Ms. Cameron flirted with him.

    Mr. Robinson's lawyer, Evan Callanan, said his client planned to appeal.

    Mr. Robinson was prosecuted with the help of the Fair Michigan Justice Project, a nonprofit program that helps law enforcement officials investigate and prosecute serious crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.