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NEW YORK (AP) — The case against a suspect arrested in connection with the fatal beating of a transgender woman in Manhattan has been dismissed.

The Daily News says 20-year-old Paris Wilson left Manhattan criminal court on Tuesday as prosecutors said they were not ready to move ahead in the case.

21-year-old Islan Nettles died after police say she was beaten by a group of men in Harlem.

The victim, 21-year-old Islan Nettles, was attacked in Harlem in August. Police say she and a friend, another transgendered woman, ran into a group of men who made anti-gay remarks.

A woman blows a kiss at an emotional vigil for the young transgender woman.

Police say one of the men punched her in the face. She lapsed into a coma and later died.

Wilson was arrested on assault charges, but upgraded charges were pending because the victim died. His lawyer says Wilson never laid a hand on the woman.

Prosecutors say the case remains active.