Second man faces justice after killing of gender fluid Burlington teen

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BURLINGTON, Iowa- The second man convicted of killing a gender fluid Burlington teenager was sentenced to life behind bars.

In October 2018, a  judge convicted Jaron Purham of killing 16-year-old Kadarie Johnson in 2016.

Prosecutors say Johnson identified as gender fluid and was dressed as a female when Purham and Jorge Sanders-Galvez sexually assaulted  Johnson and then killed them in an alley.

Sanders-Galvez was sentenced to life in prison last year.


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