Trans activist killed in Toronto, two years after speaking out against anti-trans violence

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(CNN)A Canadian transgender rights activist was killed on Sunday in Toronto, according to a police statement issued earlier this week.

After officers received a call Sunday afternoon reporting an assault, they discovered Julie Berman, 51, with injuries to her head. She was transported to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to the release.

Colin Harnack, 29, of Toronto, was arrested at the crime scene and charged with second-degree murder, Officer David Hopkinson, a Toronto police spokesman, told CNN.

“It wasn’t a manhunt. We got to the scene and made the arrest,” Hopkinson said.


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