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Wed, May 2, 2012 1:23 PM EDT
Tags:  CeCe McDonald

Reports out of Minneapolis have it that CeCe McDonald has accepted a plea deal to second degree manslaughter due to negligence in the death of Dean Schmitz. McDonald is a black transgender woman who says she was attached by Schmitz with racist and homophobic slurs. Her supporters have rallied at the court house all week, saying that her case is a stunning example of [institutional biases against black and transgender communities. ](http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/05/cece_mcdonald_trial.html) Luce Guillen-Givins, a member of McDonald's Support Committee, said that the plea deal stipulates that McDonald will spend 41 months in prison. Stay tuned for more details.