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Josh Vallum first sentenced under federal hate crime law for a transgender murder

Josh Vallum first sentenced under federal hate crime law for a transgender murder

Josh Vallum was sentenced to 49 additional years Monday under federal hate crimes law for the murder of transgender woman Mercedes Williamson. Vallum will serve the additional years as provided by THE MATTHEW SHEPARD AND JAMES BYRD, JR., HATE CRIMES PREVENTION ACT OF 2009 concurrently with the state sentence of life for murder. wlox.com reports […]