Chrishaun (CeCe) McDonald’s Supporters to Hold June 4 Press Conference Following Sentencing Hearing



May 31, 2012

Contact: Katie Burgess, Executive Director, Trans Youth Support Network,, (612) 363-7574; and Billy Navarro, Jr., MN Transgender Health Coalition,, (612) 823-1152

Chrishaun McDonald’s Supporters Hold Press Conference

Following Sentencing Hearing

Local and National Leaders Provide Latest Developments in McDonald’s Case

Supporters of Chrishuan “CeCe” McDonald will hold a press conference on Monday, June 4, at 2:30 pm. The press conference will follow McDonald’s sentencing hearing, which will be held at 1:30 pm in the Hennepin County Government Center with Judge Daniel Moreno presiding.

What: Press Conference

When: Monday, June 4, 2:30 pm

Where: Hennepin County Government Center, North Steps

The press conference will include brief remarks from:

·         Rai’vyn Cross, McDonald’s sister

·         Jude Ortiz, CeCe McDonald Support Committee Member

·         Katie Burgess, Director of Minneapolis’s Trans Youth Support Network

·         Mara Keisling, Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality

After facing two charges of second degree murder, on May 1 McDonald accepted a guilty plea to a lesser charge of second degree manslaughter. She is likely to receive a sentence of 41 months.

Members of the CeCe McDonald Support Committee will be available for interviews following the press conference.

CeCe McDonald


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