An arrest has been made in the beating death of a transgender woman, according to the victim's mother.
Delores Nettles told DNA Info on Tuesday that prosecutors have informed her of an arrest in the 2013 killing of her daughter, 21-year-old Islan Nettles. "I'm overwhelmed," Nettles said. "I still want to know the facts, but it's been a long time coming."
The New York Daily News reports that the suspect is 21-year-old James Dixon.
He was charged with manslaughter and assault.