Transgender Killer Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison For Stabbing Portland Cab Driver

A transgender individual has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for “manslaughter” after stabbing a Portland cab driver to death on April 9, 2023.

30-year-old Moses J. Lopez was convicted of one count of first-degree manslaughter and one count of unlawful use of a weapon for the deadly attack on Reese McDowell Lawhon.

Footage from inside the cab revealed Lopez sitting in the backseat wearing a tiara and women’s clothing.

“I ended up in a very scary part of town where I was genuinely afraid,” Lopez said. “I refuse to apologize for the lack of help that I so desperately needed.”

Lopez had been out partying earlier that night in downtown Portland when he called 911 and asked for a ride home and according to Lopez the Radio Cab dispatcher entered the wrong address.

Lawhon was driving when Lopez stabbed him in the neck using a brass-knuckle punch-dagger.