The first-degree murder conviction of a Colorado man is being called the first the first in the nation to include a hate-crime designation for the killing of a transgender person.
Allen Andrade will serve life in prison for killing a teenager he met online in a social networking site.
"I lost somebody so precious," said Maria Zapata, the victim's mother. CNN reported that the mother then glanced at Andrade and continued: "The only thing he can't take away is the love and the memories that I have of my baby. My beautiful, beautiful baby."
-- Lance Murray