Police: Transgender woman accused of killing Albuquerque man

New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a transgender woman has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man.

Albuquerque police say 25-year-old Tyrone Benito — who also is known as Beverly or Bev — was booked into jail Saturday night on suspicion of murder and tampering with evidence.

They say 53-year-old Jack Kyselka was found bleeding from the stomach early Friday outside a convenience store.

A store employee called 911, but Kyselka was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy report says Kyselka had a stab wound to the left side of his chest that punctured his heart and caused him to bleed out.

The report also says Kyselka had cuts to his face, feet and left palm.

It was unclear Sunday if Benito has a lawyer yet.

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