Have some bad news to report in terms of one of our slain sisters receiving justice in Zelle Ziona.
Last month Rico LeBlond went on trial in Montgomery County, MD for the October 2015 murder of 21 year old Zelle Ziona. He was charged with first degree murder, and was facing life in prison if he was convicted.
But unfortunately, after several days of testimony the jury deadlocked at 10-2 in favor of conviction, Circuit Judge Anne Albright declared a mistrial.
The Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office is planning to retry the case again.
We believe that we will obtain a guilty verdict in the next trial,” said Ramon Korniloff, the spokesperson for the attorney’s office.
Her trans siblings, Zelle’s family and all who loved her hope that is the result of the next trial as well.