Asia Jynaé Foster Bio – Asia Jynaé Foster Wiki
Asia Jynaé Foster sought justice after the Black transgender woman was fatally shot in the middle of the road near the Houston Galleria.
Asia Jynaé Foster was 22 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
On Tuesday, 32-year-old Journal Richards was arrested and charged with one count of murder concerning Foster’s death, according to a statement from Houston Police.
Richards is being held without bond and has yet to appear before a judge to enter a plea. Information on whether he has a lawyer was not available Friday.
Foster was last seen entering a car that wasn’t hers the night she was killed.
According to the statement, on Nov. 20, 2020, “officers were dispatched to a person down call in the roadway” along East Greenridge Drive — near the Houston Galleria — “and found Ms Foster with at least one gunshot wound,” reads the Houston Police statement on Richards’ arrest.
Paramedics responded to the scene, where Foster, 22, was pronounced dead.
“Further investigation identified Richards as a suspect in this case,” the statement continues.
KTRK in Houston reports that Foster met up with Richards at his apartment complex near the Galleria on the evening she was killed.
Bird Foster, Asia’s mother, told KTRK she wants the perpetrator “to do time. I want to see him wake up behind bars every day. He has to see it every day, the rest of this life.”
She called the alarming number of murders of transgender people “absolutely an epidemic.”
Bird said she’d always accepted Asia for who she was and did not understand why people are targeted in America for their gender identity.
“Why?” she asked. “The hate you have for someone is someone else living another way. Not your life, and they want to live their life some way.”
So far, in 2022, at least 31 transgender people have been killed, according to the Human Rights Campaign.
In 2021, the agency tracked 50 homicides of transgender and gender non-conforming people.
At least 37 transgender and gender non-conforming persons were killed in 2020.