Transgender victim still recovering days after mob-style beating

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The transgender woman beaten in a mob-style attack in Dallas is still recovering.

Last week, a crowd repeatedly punched and kicked Muhlaysia Booker. She told police some in the crowd made homophobic slurs. One person has been arrested.

Booker was not ready on Wednesday during a press conference to publically talk about the attack yet. Investigators are still trying to identify others seen in the video kicking and punching Booker. 

Abounding Prosperity is the community action organization helping Booker through this difficult time. They say she’s physically healing, but it will take time to heal her emotional scars.

Members of Abounding Prosperity and other transgender women met behind closed doors with Dallas PD and the department's LGBTQ liaison officer to get an update on the investigation.

The organization says it is pleased with the police department's handling of the case and the fact that the FBI was brought in to investigate the attack as a possible hate crime.

"I think the resounding piece that we have heard is that she wants to use this incident as a unifying incident for the City of Dallas,” said Kirk Myers with Abounding Prosperity.

Abounding Prosperity also announced that Booker is now residing in an emergency transitional residence for transgender women in need. The location of the home called Nicole's House is not disclosed for safety and privacy concerns. 

Edward Thomas, the 29-year old man accused of attacking Booker, remains in the Dallas County Jail charged with aggravated assault. His bond is set at $75,000.

If Thomas bonds out, he will be required to wear an electronic monitoring device.