Man Pleads Guilty To Beating Transgender Woman Islan Nettles To Death

A 25-year-old man charged with beating a transgender woman to death in Harlem nearly three years ago has pleaded guilty to the attack, prosecutors said Monday.

James Dixon admitted to punching 21-year-old Islan Nettles to the ground when he and a group of friends passed the woman along Eighth Avenue, between W. 147 and W. 148 streets, shortly after midnight on Aug. 17, 2013.

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