Transgendered killer only has 18 months left to serve: Judge

Transgender sex worker Curtis “Moka” Dawkins was sentenced Tuesday to eight years imprisonment for killing his friend and customer, but only has 18 months left to serve.

Justice Robert Clark deducted 6.5 years for time already served from the sentence for manslaughter against the 28-year-old Dawkins.

She fatally stabbed her friend and client Jamie Foster on Aug. 3, 2015 at his Rose Ave. apartment.

“She remained at the scene and made no attempt to flee,” said Clark.

“She has strong family support in Montreal and strong community support here in Toronto. She’s young and there is some hope she could turn her life around.”

Curtis “Moka” Dawkins

Dawkins, 28, was acquitted of second-degree murder but was found guilty by a jury of the lesser but included offence of manslaughter.

Dawkins claimed he reacted in self-defence.

Foster stabbed her in the face “with no provocation, no rhyme or reason, after saying to her, ‘You’re not going nowhere,’” said defence lawyer Jennifer Penman in her closing argument. The verdict means the jury rejected self defence but concluded there was provocation.

“Dawkins was unarmed when she was attacked, but she exceeded the legitimate bounds of self defence,” said Clark.

“I utterly reject she attempted to help him,” said Justice Clark. “She knew full well he was grievously injured and her failure to call 9-1-1 in a timely fashion is aggravating.”

Dawkins went to his friend’s home “with no malice” to purchase marijuana, said Clark.

Foster wanted her to have sex and they made out briefly but Foster then refused to let Dawkins join his friends at a bar. Foster slashed Dawkins in the face, but Dawkins seized the weapon and knifed Foster multiple times.

Foster, who lived as a heterosexual male and had a girlfriend for six years, was buying sexual services from Moka for a month before the Aug. 3 slaying, after hooking up through a website called ShemaleCanada.com.

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They “had developed some kind of connection” and were more than merely escort and client, court heard.

Foster had four convictions for violence, including one in which Foster used a knife against a random stranger only nine months before his death.

His other three violent crimes involved Foster assaulting his girlfriend in 2009, court heard.

Dawkins, a transgender woman who hasn’t had the sex-changing surgery, “has regularly experienced violence in all forms,” said Penman.

“She was slapped, kicked, punched, bitten, robbed – these occurrences didn’t happen every day but about once a month.”

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Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies