Did This Trans Prostitute Kill Her Boyfriend In Self-Defense?

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Jacky Davis, a transwoman (born Jacob) prostitute, stands accused of stabbing her live-in boyfriend Arthur Arnold to death in Bakersfield, Calif. And yes, there were drugs involved. But it was self-defense, she claims; the deceased said otherwise before he died in the hospital. Ugh. “She is accused of murdering Arthur Arnold, 45. She said they lived together — between breakups — for six years in a small trailer in a mobile home park at 3730 K St., near Sam Lynn ball park. Davis said she met Arnold when the two were in jail in 2002, when Arnold was awaiting trial on a misdemeanor charge of inappropriately touching two girls. In a jailhouse interview Wednesday with Channel 17’s Kiyoshi Tomono, Davis said she and Arnold were using methamphetamines Saturday when they began to argue. ‘He lost it,’ Davis said in the interview. ‘He lost it in his head and went crazy. I’ve never seen that look in his eyes before.’ She said Arnold chased her out of the home with a knife. There was a struggle, and Davis grabbed another knife. ‘I stabbed him to get him away from me. I just wanted him to get away from me. I’m not a violent person. I’m really not a violent person. I just wanted him to get away from me.’ Arnold was taken by ambulance to Kern Medical Center, where he died Tuesday morning. While he was in the hospital, he told investigators Davis had stabbed him.” [KGET]

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