A Washington state man was discovered responsible of the homicide of a transgender teen he met two years in the past.
David Bogdanov, 27, faces 11 to 19 years behind bars after being discovered responsible Friday of strangling 17-year-old Nikki Kuhnhausen. Bogdanov met the teenager in June 2019 in downtown Vancouver and had intercourse together with her in his automotive earlier than studying that she was transgender, courtroom papers say.
Prosecutors mentioned that he dumped her physique down a hillside, after which booked a a method ticket to Ukraine, asking a good friend to “get rid” of his automotive, in keeping with courtroom papers. Bogdanov had claimed his actions had been in self-defense, and alleged Kuhnhausen pulled a loaded gun on him within the automotive.
Bogdanov’s protection crew had argued he didn’t inform the reality to police, as a result of he didn’t need his household to know that he had had intercourse with somebody who was born male.
The decision was applauded by Kuhnhausen’s household and supporters.
“We had been all holding fingers whereas we had been awaiting the decision to be learn and that was actually highly effective,” Justice for Nikki activity drive member Linden Partitions informed the Columbian after the decision was learn “It felt like we had been all collectively … and the sense of reduction that got here that we received justice for Nikki, that we had been in a position to push this and the jury may see it and did the proper factor. That felt actually good.”
Bogdanov’s sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 9.