The 22-year-old Green was born Moses Cannon. At age 16 she decided to start dressing and living as a woman and was in the process of transitioning. Green shared this information with DeLee before her shot her in rage. Green's 18-year-old gay brother was also shot.
DeLee becomes only the second person in the United States convicted of a hate crime that involved the death of a transgender victim. The first conviction was the recent Angie Zapata case in Colorado.
The 20-year-old DeLee escaped the more serious second-degree murder as a hate crime charges. However, prosecutors said DeLee's family threatened witnesses after two witnesses recanted previous testimony. Witness tampering charges could be filed against family members.
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