Jace Montange was convicted for the murder of Transgender woman Stephanie Montez on Friday. According to police, Montange lured her to a remote location, then with the help of others and shot the Corpus Christi woman multiple times for $20.00. Montange was the last of four charged in connection with her murder to stand trial.
The murder of Stephanie Montez wasn’t immediately known to the community due to initial police and media reports deadnamimg and misgendering her.
“She used to like to dance,” her longtime friend Brittany Ramirez said. “She really enjoyed life. She was one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. I can’t imagine why someone would hurt her.”
Three others were charged in connection with murder of Montez. Randy Lamar Dorsey was sentenced to 10 years on probation in return for testifying against his co-defendants. Chloe Heuhlefeld was sentenced to 25 years and Cedric Green received 55 years.
Jace Montange is facing life without parole for the 2017 shooting death will be sentenced on Monday on charges of murder and engaging in organized criminal activity.
Of the three Texan transgender women mourned during the 2018 TDoR Gwynevere River Song of Waxahachie and Stephanie Montez of Corpus Christi have received justice.
Kenne McFadden of San Antonio murder trial was so badly bungled the killer walked free despite confessing to the crime.