Gwen Amber Rose Araujo (February 24, 1985 – October 4, 2002) was an American teenager, whose legal name while living was Edward Araujo, Jr., who was murdered in Newark, California. She was killed by four men, two of whom she had been sexually intimate with, who beat and strangled her after discovering that although she identified as female, she was anatomically male. Two of the defendants were convicted of second-degree murder, but not convicted on the requested hate crime enhancements. The other two defendants pleaded guilty or no contest to voluntary manslaughter. In at least one of the trials, a "trans panic defense"—an extension of the gay panic defense—was employed.