Josh Vallum, a member of the Latin Kings, pleaded guilty to murder in the 2015 stabbing and beating death of Mercedes Williamson, a transgender teen. Monday, he is scheduled to be sentenced in the hate crime.
Josh Vallum, a member of the Latin Kings, pleaded guilty to murder in the 2015 stabbing and beating death of Mercedes Williamson, a transgender teen. Monday, he is scheduled to be sentenced in the hate crime. Tim Isbell ttisbell@sunherald.com File
Josh Vallum, a member of the Latin Kings, pleaded guilty to murder in the 2015 stabbing and beating death of Mercedes Williamson, a transgender teen. Monday, he is scheduled to be sentenced in the hate crime. Tim Isbell ttisbell@sunherald.com File

He killed her because of her gender identity. He’ll be sentenced today.

May 15, 2017 05:00 AM

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