Today in True Crime History: December 31

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1877 — Diamond Bessie, a sex worker, is murdered in the woods outside Jefferson, Texas. Her husband, Abraham Rothschild, was her killer. She became a local legend after this.

1993 — Brandon Teena, a trans man, is sexually assaulted and murdered in Humboldt, Nebraska. His life was the subject of the film Boys Don’t Cry.

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