Dallas Police Arrest Suspect in Murder of Muhlaysia Booker and Link Him to Another Transgender Woman’s Slaying

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Dallas police say they have arrested a suspect for the murder of Muhlaysia Booker, a transgender woman whose death made national headlines last month.

Kendrell Lavar Lyles, 34, is charged with Booker’s murder and two other killings. He is also a person of interest in the murder of another transgender woman, Chynal Lindsey. Police did not offer a motive during a surprise press conference Wednesday evening.

Lyles has been in custody since June 5, police said.

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