Two Decades After Brandon Teena's Murder, a Look Back at Falls City Eager to come to terms with his department's tragic mishandling of the rape that led to the murder on New Year's Eve in 1993, a small-town sheriff welcomes LGBT-sensitivity training. It's a bit late, sherriff. Glad you finally came around.
Brandon Teena was transgender. He was assaulted and raped Christmas Eve 1993--the sheriff didn't make an arrest due to "lack of evidence". On New Years Eve, just days later, he was murdered, 21 years old.