Transgender woman dies after brutal beating in Harlem

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(PIX11) – New charges are expected after a transgender woman beaten in Harlem died from her injuries.

Police say 21-year-old Islan Nettles was taken off life support Thursday at Harlem Hospital.

The aspiring fashion designer was out with another transgender woman Saturday night when they were attacked by a group of men, who beat them while shouting homophobic slurs.

A 20-year-old man has been charged with assault in connection with the crime.

Cops say they expect to upgrade the charge.