A New Jersey man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a transgender model.

Alrashim Chambers, 24, denies shooting Victoria Carmen White, 28, after meeting her on a night out in September last year in Maplewood.

White was a lingerie model who transitioned nine years ago and prosecutors say Chambers shot her multiple times when he discovered her transgender history.

She had been out with her cousin when they met Chambers and Marquise Foster, 26. The four are said to have returned to the cousin’s apartment.

The two men were arrested in October after a month on the run. In May, Foster pleaded guilty to hindering apprehension.

Chambers is pleading not guilty to murder, bias intimidation, and weapons offences. However, he has pleaded guilty to hindering apprehension.