In 2017, homicides of transgender Americans reached 27 which was more or less the same to 2016 according to

Here in 2018, when people are enchanting for equality, peace, and egalitarianism, a case of homicide has made its way. It was Friday when a transgender rights advocate from New England, Massachusetts was found dead.

Founder of Miss Trans America
Source: DailyMail

Reports suggested that Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien was stabbed and beaten severely leading death. Investigations and inquiry revealed that her husband Mark Steele-Knudslien admitted to hitting Christa with a hammer. He later stabbed her after they involved in an argument.

Christa was well known among the LGBT community for her activism and had launched the first trans pride event in New England. Later, Christa collaborated with other advocates and started miss trans new England pageant bringing trans from different regions together.

Accused Mark with wife Christa
Souce: DailyMail

Husband Mark admitted to hitting her multiple times with a hammer and later stabbed her back with a large knife.Mark is pleaded not guilty till his court presence which is slated on 7 Feb.