Man arrested in attack on transgender woman charged with attempted murder, hate crime 

The man arrested in connection with the stabbing of a transgender woman after an argument on a Muni bus on Saturday was charged Tuesday with attempted murder among other charges, including hate crime enhancement allegations, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Brodes Wayne Joynes, 54, of San Francisco, was arrested Saturday shortly after the attack on a transgender woman who was stabbed twice in the chest in the 600 block of Van Ness Avenue about 5:55 p.m.

The victim, Samantha Hulsey, was with her partner Rae Raucci on a Muni bus when Joynes reportedly started harassing both of them because of their transgender status, according to a post Raucci made on Facebook.

The two attempted to get away from the suspect by getting off the bus, but he reportedly followed them out and stabbed Hulsey in the chest twice. She was hospitalized for her injuries, which were not life threatening, but required 10 stitches.

Joynes was formally charged by the District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said, and he faces numerous charges in the attack.

Joynes is charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, battery causing serious bodily injury, two counts of criminal threats and one count of false imprisonment with hate crime enhancement allegations, Bastian said.

He is scheduled to return to court Wednesday afternoon for arraignment on the charges at 1:30 p.m.

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