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Man ‘tried to sleep with trans woman days after killing other trans woman’

Man ‘tried to sleep with trans woman days after killing other trans woman’

Michael Bowden Trans woman murder

A man in Texas allegedly attempted to have sex with a trans woman days after the death of the woman he is accused of killing, according to the testimony at his murder trial.

Chyna Fierro told the courts that former Fort Bliss soldier Anthony Michael Bowden, 23, messaged her on dating app Meet Me. He allegedly wanted to meet for sex, according to the El Paso Times.

Bowden first messaged Fierro just two weeks after the fatal stabbing of Erykah Tijerina on 8 August 2016 at the Rio Grande Government Apartment Complex.

Tijerina was found with 24 stab wounds. The injuries were on the left side of her arms and upper shoulder area, as well as ones on her hands.

Bowden is accused of stabbing her to death with a chisel.

Two weeks after the murder, Bowden allegedly sent a message saying ‘DTF’ (Down to Fuck) to Fierro, the 384th District Court in El Paso heard.

Attempting to hook up

Fierro then replied ‘Wow’ and said Bowden’s message was inappropriate, especially as she was about to attend the rosary of ‘a close friend whose was murder [sic.]’.

Bowden then messaged back: ‘I’m just a really horny guy.’

Bowden then sends another message, asking to hook up with Fierro, after she informed him she is a trans woman.

However, the court heard the pair didn’t meet up.

Defense lawyers for Bowden have claimed that Tijerina blackmailed men after meeting them for sex.

Fierro, when questioned, said she knew Tijerina was a sex worker and she would blackmail men if they did not pay. She said Tijerina would threaten to tell their families.

In a statement to El Paso Police, Fierro said: ‘I knew Erykah was blackmailing her clients. She would say she would tell their families if they didn’t pay.’

Bowden faces up to life in prison if he is convicted on the one count of murder.

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