Arrest made in killing of man found in women's clothes
[UPDATE, 1:45 p.m.: Charging documents show Green was stabbed in the heart and his underwear had been pulled down to his knees, though detectives do not elaborate on whether there was a sex-related motive to the crime. Detectives did say that the assault appeared to have occurred inside of a vehicle, and that they had "important physical evidence" that linked Douglas to the crime scene. They said Douglas later admitted that he got into an argument with Green that turned physical.]
Police said Tuesday night that they have made an arrest in the October 2009 stabbing death of Darren Green Jr., 25, who was wearing women's clothing when his body was found in the 1500 block of Montpelier St., near a small park. Larry Douglas, 20, has been charged with first-degree murder, and we're trying to track down charging documents to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the killing.
Green was recognized at a Nov. 20, 2009 ceremony at City Hall commemorating International Transgender Day of Remembrance, according to a post on the Baltimore Brew blog. One of the event's attendees, Cynde Kimbrough, founder and director of the Gender Learning Advocacy and Support of System, said Green was one of her clients.
Court records indicate that Green, at least for a time, was a prostitute, arrested a remarkable 11 times over a 24 day span between April and May 2004, including twice on the same day on two separate occasions, for loitering or loitering for the purpose of prostitution. More recently, three months before he was killed, Green had been given a hefty drug sentence of seven years, with all but four months suspended. Records from that case show an alias of "Kelly Bundy."