Hearing delayed in murder of trans woman

Hearing delayed in murder of trans woman

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A pre-trial conference scheduled this week for the man accused of stabbing a transgender woman to death this spring was delayed until next week.

Raheam Felton faces murder and possession of an instrument of charge charges in connection with the May 18 stabbing death of 21-year-old Londyn Chanel.

The pre-trial hearing slated for Aug. 11 was continued until Aug. 19, in Room 1105 of the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St., because discovery — which is a review of the evidence in the case — was not yet completed.

Felton and Chanel were staying with Felton’s partner and another roommate in an abandoned house in North Philadelphia. Felton’s partner testified at a hearing last month that Felton stabbed Chanel when she attempted to tell her about unwanted advances Felton had allegedly made toward her.

Felton remains incarcerated at Curran Fromhold Correctional Facility. 

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