Portland: Trans Woman Arrested in Violent Stabbing Death of Cab Driver

UPDATE: Portland: Trans Woman Arrested in Violent Stabbing Death of Cab Driver

A transgender woman has been arrested and charged with the violent stabbing death of a cab driver in Portland, Oregon over the weekend.

 Local reports say the fare for the short drive was only about $8, but ended up costing the man his life when his rider suddenly stabbed him in the neck with a knife, seemingly for no reason at all.

The trans woman who has only been identified only by her birth name Moses Jacob Lopez was found standing outside the car covered in blood she was quickly arrested and has since been charged with second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon.

A spokesman for the cab company said footage from the car’s onboard camera proved the attack was “Vicious, senseless and brutal, adding, “There was no conversation. No altercation. Nothing.”

 Lopez, has a well-documented history of making violent threats, having once posted to social media in 2015 that then he wished he were a woman so he could assault other women without facing the same consequences

Just before the Hillsboro arrest, Lopez had been charged with two felony counts of unlawful use of weapon and two counts of menacing. She missed her court hearing on April 6, and a warrant was issued for her arrest — three days before she allegedly murdered the cab driver

UPDATE – 04/19/2023: On Wednesday evening, police named the deceased victim as 43-year-old Reese McDowell Lawhon. A spokesman for Radio Cab told local media their driver had recently found his biological parents and was hoping to meet them for the first time. 

At Lopez’s arraignment on Monday, she pleaded not guilty to both charges. She wore her hair in a bun and still had eye makeup visible. 

Lopez worked as a certified nursing assistant for around a decade but Oregon state nursing records show she was fired from an unnamed medical facility in June 2021.

“Information gathered in the [Oregon State Board of Nursing]’s investigation show that from 2019 through 2021, CNA engaged in abusive and threatening behavior towards co-workers,” reads the probation order from February 2022.

While police have not released any information about a possible motive, the Easter Sunday stabbing murder happened in the context of a surge of trans activists encouraging violence and making threats on social media as revenge

See: Trans Day of Violence.

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15 thoughts on “UPDATE: Portland: Trans Woman Arrested in Violent Stabbing Death of Cab Driver

  1. I don’t understand why some people think it’s ok to take ANYONES life. Nobody but God has that right. Everyone is mad these days. QUIT BEING ANGRY, & IT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT OK TO TAKE ANYONE’S LIFE! Please, people. We can do it. Settle down. It makes me so sad. And respect needs to be brought back into this world. Nobody respects anything or anyone these days.

    1. Absolutely!!! The guy was doing nothing but trying to make a living- and ends up dead, so so sad, people need to chill, everyone gets mad, but don’t murder someone for no reason, I agree with everything you said

    2. That is what I thought as well God is the only one that has the right to take anyone’s life!
      Blessings to the family as they go forward with this senseless that’s happened!

  2. I think it’s crappy that she was running free at that time. Dangerous people are not being addressed properly.

  3. This is what happens when the mentally ill are not only allowed to run free in our society, but even celebrated by our “leaders.”

    1. Unfortunately it’s not against the law to have a mental illness. They too
      have rights. We as a whole need to take this to someone who knows the law. Until that happens things will NEVER get better. Things remain the same. Let’s take charge and stop the boo-hooing.Lets all make this happen. Enough said.

      1. What do you mean unfortunately it’s not against the law to have a mental illness? That’s as absurd as saying unfortunately it’s not against the law to have green eyes. It’s not something one has control over. Not all mentally I’ll are violent. In fact most aren’t.

        1. Well said. As if having a mental illness is something someone chooses…unfortunately it’s not against the law to make ignorant comments.

        2. Thank you for standing up for that. I have brain trauma but I would never take another human beings life.

    1. When they said he was a she, they showed his mental illness and their own for buying into his delusional perversions.

  4. THE DRUGS YOU GIVE PEOPLE FOR TRANSITIONING CAUSE THEM TO BE VIOLENT. I know first hand from working with a few. It messes with the brains of people. Stop allowing this teach them to be happy as they are. Its okay to be gay. You are creating violent humans. This ones resoning is absolutely unacceptable. Put him in jail with men do he wint harm the women which is his goal. Mental hospitals or mental jsils need to come back where they can be treated. Are ya gonna try to ban knifes now too?

  5. Unfortunately, there will always be bad people in the world. People that don’t respect life. Doesn’t really matter if she is trans or has a mental illness. What she did was horrific and now a man and his family suffers. Focusing on what she identifies herself only furthers potential violence against other trans people. I’m not sure about anyone reading this, but there is so much violence in our world today talking about a group of people and ill feelings you may have for that group, does nothing to prevent another violent attack and that’s where our focus should be. My thoughts and prayers are with the man’s family.

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