Jury convicts man in killing of transgender rapper in Milwaukee

The AP

One of five men charged in the gang-related killing of a Milwaukee rap artist has been convicted. 

A jury found 19-year-old Ashanti Mcalister guilty on June 27 of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of 22-year-old Evon Young, a transgender rapper who also was known as Yung LT. 

Young disappeared New Year’s Day. Police maintain that Mcalister and four others killed Young and disposed of him in a trash bin, but his body was never found. 

According to testimony, Mcalister delivered three shots to Young’s lifeless body after he was suffocated and strangled in the basement of his own home. 

Sentencing is set for Aug. 12. 

Another defendant testified against Mcalister as part of a plea deal, according to the AP.

A jury deadlocked in another defendant’s trial earlier this month. A new trial has been scheduled for September.

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