Texas Man Gets 10 Years Probation For Death Of Transgender Woman

Seriously? A woman dies and the best we can do is probation????? Oh, but she’s a transgender. And it’s Texas. So a slap on the wrist should do. Sorry, my bad.

A Dallas man was sentenced to 10 years probation Tuesday after pleading guilty to aggravated assault in the death of a transgender woman who he called his life partner — causing outrage among family members.

Jonathan Stuart Kenney, 29, assaulted Janette Tovar, 43, in October 2012 after an argument between the two escalated, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Dallas Morning News.

Authorities say Kenney slammed Tovar’s head into the concrete about a block away from their apartment, and continued the assault after getting home, according to the affidavit. He then called police that afternoon to report that Tovar was not breathing or responsive, according to a police report. A medical examiner ruled Tovar died of blunt force trauma to the head.

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