Remembering Islan Nettles

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  • Finally: NYPD Makes Arrest in the Nettles Murder Case
  • Who Was Islan Nettles?
  • What Happened?
  • What Happened After Her Attack?
  • Gone, But Not Forgotten
  • This Type of Violence Is Not New
  • The Statistics
  • Protecting All of Us

Finally: NYPD Makes Arrest in the Nettles Murder Case

The NYPD arrested a Brooklyn man for the 2013 murder of Islan Nettles. James Dixon, 24, was indicted for manslaughter and felony assault in a Manhattan court. Held without bail, Dixon made no comments about his arrest other than pleading not guilty in front of the judge. Nettles's mother Delores told DNA Info, "I still want to know the facts, but it's been a long time coming." Read on to learn more about Islan Nettles. — Kellee Terrell

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