Doris Carrasquillo, 40, has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing her partner Kashmire Nazier Redd, 28.
Just after 4:30 a.m. Monday, emergency crews found Redd still breathing after he was allegedly stabbed by his partner inside their home off of Lyell Avenue.
“He was able to get out of the house, he collapsed on the front lawn,” said Police Chief James Van Brederode. “When police arrived, he was still alive and then taken to Strong Memorial Hospital where he passed away.”
Van Brederode says Redd, who identified as a transgender man, and Carrasquillo were in a relationship and had lived in their home since June. Though police say this is a case of domestic violence and not considered a hate crime.
Each year in Monroe County, there are more than 50,000 calls to 911 for domestic disputes, according to the Willow Center for Domestic Violence Center.
“This is a problem in our community, and it’s a very lethal problem,” said Van Brederode. “It’s something that’s been around for years. It’s something that will continue.”
Jaime Saunders with the Willow Domestic Violence Center spoke along side police Tuesday, saying while the trans population nationwide is small, this is still a community that faces a significantly higher rate of domestic violence than others.
“Many do not share that information, that’s their personal right not to,” said Saunders. “But it still means that we as a community have to make sure that we take a stand against domestic violence in any form one is preventable, because it’s learned behavior. And two, that everyone has a right to a safe and healthy relationship, no matter what form it’s in.”
A specific motive or what led up to the stabbing is unknown.
Carrasquillo will return to Gates Court Thursday for a preliminary hearing.
Willow Domestic Violence Center has a confidential, 24/7 Crisis and Support hotline — 585-222-SAFE.