Attorney for Minneapolis transgender murder suspect says new charge is retaliation – By: Abby Simons, Star Tribune – MCT

Prosecutors have filed an additional and more serious second-degree murder charge against a suspect accused of killing a man outside a Minneapolis bar, while the defendant’s advocates say the move by the Hennepin County attorney’s office is “retaliation” for refusing to accept a plea deal.

Chrishaun Reed “CeCe” McDonald, 23, who is a person in transition from a man to a woman, is now charged with second-degree intentional murder in the June 5 stabbing death of 47-year-old Dean Schmitz or Richfield outside the Schooner Tavern.