News (USA)

Fla. man sentenced in shooting of transgender woman he met on Craigslist

Fla. man sentenced in shooting of transgender woman he met on Craigslist

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A Florida man has been convicted of shooting a transgender woman he met on Craigslist six times within days of leaving his wife and arriving in North Carolina.

Jason Roy Borkowski, 38, pleaded guilty in Forsyth Superior Court this week to assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill in connection with the incident on Oct. 12, 2013, reports the Winston-Salem Journal.

Prosecutors said Borkowski had been in Kernersville, N.C., a couple of days and had gone on the website Craigslist looking for someone to hang out with when he met Alevaro Refugio online.

Article continues below

After engaging in sexual activity. Borkowski shot Refugio six times with a .25-caliber pistol, hitting her multiple times in the shoulder, chest and arms.

The injuries were life-threatening, but Refugio, 38, has since recovered.

Borkowski was sentenced to four years and nine months to six years and nine months in prison.

Don't forget to share:

Support vital LGBTQ+ journalism

Reader contributions help keep LGBTQ Nation free, so that queer people get the news they need, with stories that mainstream media often leaves out. Can you contribute today?

Cancel anytime · Proudly LGBTQ+ owned and operated

New York names Queens street after pioneering gay rights family

Previous article

Gay Men’s Health Crisis names new CEO

Next article