CeCe McDonald


CeCe McDonald is a transgender woman who was attacked by a group in June 2011 yelling anti-gay, racist and anti-trans slurs. One of the group, Molly Flaherty, instigated a physical altercation by smashing a glass in McDonald’s face.  It was Flaherty who escalated the verbal altercation to a physical one.The melee escalated and resulted in McDonald stabbing Dean Schmitz, Flaherty’s ex-boyfriend,  to death.

McDonald pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and served 19 months in a men’s prison.  Flaherty served 6 months in jail for assault.
CeCe McDonald murder trial _ City Pages.
Molly Flaherty charged with smashing glass on CeCe McDonald’s face _ City Pages.
Molly Flaherty Complaint.

Molly Flaherty
Molly Flaherty