The Story of Gwen Araujo, Transsexual Woman

Gwen Araujo

Gwen Araujo aka “Lida” at the time, who has met Michael Magidson, Jose Merél, Jaron Nabors, and Jason Cazares in summer 2002, reported that she was engaged in oral sex with Magidson and anal sex with Merél.

She claimed she was menstruating and during sex always pushed her partners’ hands away from her genitalia to prevent them from discovering that she actually is biologically male.

On October 3, 2002, she attended a Merél’s party at a house rented by him and his brother. There she also met Magidson, Jose Merél, Nabors, Cazares, Paul Merél, Paul Merél’s girlfriend Nicole Brown, and Emmanual Merél.

When numerous guests left the residence, Jose Merel and Jaron Nabors remained inside with Mike Magidson. Jason Cazares claimed to go outside at this point; however he did not leave because he had arrived in Mike Magidson’s truck. After everyone left, the three assailants continued assaulting Araujo. She was brutally beaten for about 5 hours.

Today at 8pm Lifetime Movie Network will present the murder story of Gwen Araujo, transsexual woman who was violently killed by four people in Alameda County in 2002.

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