Los Angeles Times: Woman Whose Sex Assault Case Tested D.A. Gascon’s Policy on Juveniles Is Charged with Murder

The person who committed a sexual assault that sparked fierce debate over Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascon’s policy of not trying juveniles as adults has been charged with murder and robbery in Kern County, authorities there said.

Kern County Dist. Atty. Cynthia Zimmer said in a brief interview Tuesday that Hannah Tubbs is accused of the 2019 killing of a man in Lake Isabella, a community near the Kern River. Tubbs, a transgender woman, identified as a man at the time of the killing and was charged under her former name, James Tubbs.

Tubbs was also charged with robbing the victim during the same incident, according to a criminal complaint made public Tuesday.

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