In a horrific and heartbreaking story out of Ohio, a father has been charged with the stabbing death of his transgender child during an altercation.
In a 9-11 call, Kevin Golec initially lied, saying that he and his transgender daughter, Bri Golec, were attacked by group of people. But police later determined that the father was the attacker, and he was charged with murder and felony domestic violence.
From the Akron Beacon Journal:
Kevin Golec called 911 on Friday night and reported that someone broke into his house and attacked him and his son. During the call, he said his son was in a cult.
Police, however, say there was an altercation between the two and no break-in occurred.
Jacob Nash, the head of an Akron support group for transgender people, said the victim was a trans woman known as Bri Golec.
“I’m just devastated by the fact that this young woman who had so much potential and so much ahead of her,” he said. “Her life was cut short. And sadly it was some type of misunderstanding that her and her father had.”
Speaking to the Beacon, Jacob Nash of Trans Ohio said that he was “saddened to learn of the murder of Bri Golec, a 22yr old trans woman who resided in Akron, Ohio,” adding that he was “devastated by the fact that this young woman who had so much potential and so much ahead of her.”
“She had come to the support group several years ago and started coming back again more recently,” he added.
Akron police said Kevin Golec lied to 9-11 operators when he called emergency services at around 10 p.m. this Friday.
“Oh my God, are you guys for real man?” Kevin Golec says in the 9-11 recording. “This is like the fourth f*cking time I’ve tried to call 9-11.”
“They attacked us — they came into our house,” he says. “I don’t know who did. A bunch of them came in and attack us in our house f*cking — just bring and ambulance! Because I think he’s dead.”
“He’s into a cult and all this sh*t,” the father continues. “These guys came in. I fought them off. They got him. They got me.”
When police arrived on the scene, the victim was already dead.
Family and friends have launched a GoFundMe page for the victim.
You can listen to the 9-11 recording here. But be warned that it is NSFW.