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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 […]

Alabama DA seeks to add hate crime charges against Josh Vallum for the murder of Mercedes Williamson

Alabama DA seeks to add hate crime charges against Josh Vallum for the murder of Mercedes Williamson

Alabama DA seeks to add hate crime charges against Josh Vallum for the murder of ┬átransgender woman Mercedes Williamson. Although Alabama doesn’t recognize gender identity as a protected class, prosecutors are attempting to add hate crime charges to present to the grand jury this summer. Latin king gang member Josh Brandon Vallum told his father […]

Rocky Creek Ala remains identified as transgender teen Mercedes Williamson

Rocky Creek Ala remains identified as transgender teen Mercedes Williamson

Grieving friend Jeanie Miller lamented through tears how 17-year-old Mercedes Williamson always said goodbye by saying “Love ya later”. The last that Miller saw her was at May 30th when she left their Alabama home saying she was going over the bay to Gulf Shores. The investigation began when a Latin king gang member Josh […]