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Elected Official Charged With Masterminding The Murder Of Trans School Teacher

An elected official in the Philippines has been charged with the murder of 38-year-old trans school teacher, Estee Saway.The four other suspects were captured on security video and quickly arrested.  Trigger Warning: This story discusses transphobic violence, which might be distressing to some readers. For 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention call Lifeline on 13 11 14. For Australia-wide LGBTQI peer support call QLife on 1800 184 527 or webchat.According to Abra TV News, Wilson was identified as the mastermind behind the murder by one of the suspects arrested. Saway, a high school teacher from Suyo National High School, was shot multiple times on September 28, outside a local carwash.

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