Been hearing rumblings from my Dallas area trans family this might be happening in the Janette Tovar case,, and what has been feared by the Dallas trans community and Janette’s cousin Marisa Anguiano has sadly come to pass.
It was confirmed by the Texas Observer that Janette’s killer, Jason Kenney is getting ten years probation.
When he enters a Dallas County courtroom tomorrow, the 29 year old Kenney is expected to plead guilty to felony aggravated assault as part of a plea deal. He has basically done two months of jail time for assaulting her in an October 2012 domestic dispute that turned violent.
Tovar and Kenney had been in a relationship for a year when Kenney slammed Tovar’s head into the concrete in the 830 block of West Davis Street, then continued to assault Tovar when they returned home to 918 W. 8th St.
Tovar subsequently died of according to an autopsy performed by the Dallas County Medical Examiner‘s Office of blunt force trauma to the head.
It’s just another infuriating slap in the face to not only Janette Tovar’s family and all who loved her, but the Dallas area trans community. Janette Tovar’s murderer is walking the streets.
It’s also jacked up cases like this that help grease the skids for more anti-trans murders..