BlogSerial Killer Border Patrol Agent Targeted Women That Were Sex Workers Latinx mothers Melissa and Claudine were murdered because they were mothers and involved in sex work. Providing for your children is not a crime. Janelle Ortiz was murdered for being a trans woman in the field of sex work. Being a trans woman is not a crime. Working to provide for yourself if not a crime. State violence is a parenting issue. State violence is a family issue. State violence hurts, destroys, and tears families apart.