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Men blame each other for trans murder

Tue 12 Oct 2010 In: New Zealand Daily News

One of two men accused of murdering an Upper Hutt cannabis dealer told police he had gone to the flat to "bash" a transvestite. David Shaun Galloway, 20, and Phillip Christopher Sanders, 42, are blaming each other for the death of 64-year-old Diksy Jones. They have both pleaded not guilty to murder at the High Court in Wellington. Jones, who identified as a woman, died from head injuries after she was assaulted in her flat in April last year. She suffered a fractured skull, multiple fractures to his ribs, internal injuries and bruising to her face, arms, legs and chest. Sanders told police Jones had come at him with a knife, accusing him of theft. He said he hit Jones in the head, but denied further involvement. Galloway told police he had gone to the flat to "bash" a transvestite. He described Jones as an elderly man "that dresses up as a ******* chick", adding he did not like "that kind of thing". "I believe in Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve," he told police. "It needs to learn a ******* lesson." Galloway later altered his claim, saying he had gone to Jones' house to buy a cannabis tinnie. Read the full Otago Daily Times story here    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 12th October 2010 - 1:30pm

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