(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.