Is This The Man That Stabbed Trans Woman Chrissie Bates To Death?

Police have arrested a suspect in the slaying of 45-year-old trans woman Chrissie Bates (spelled in some news reports as Krissy), who was stabbed to death in her downtown Minneapolis apartment on January 11.

Arnold Darwin Waukazo, 40, was picked up yesterday on murder charges, but thus far police haven’t announced a possible motive. It’s unclear whether Bates’ being trans was a factor or whether the fact that her phone number was found on an escort-listings website is relevant.

OutFront Minnesota has organized a vigil tomorrow outside the Minneapolis Community and Technical College library.