Man sentenced to 30 years for killing local transgender woman

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Orlando – The man who murdered an Orlando transgender woman will spend 30 years in prison.

Kent Louis, the man responsible for the murder of Ashley Sinclair, was sentenced Dec. 18 to 30 years without parole. A jury found Louis guilty of manslaughter Dec. 12.

Sinclair, who was also known as Mohagany Shylanda Singleton, was shot and killed in April 2013.The search for the killer of the 30-year-old woman lasted about eight months until Louis, 22, was arrested on a first-degree murder charge.

The motive for the shooting is still unknown and police never determined if Sinclair was murdered because she was transgender.

Sinclair’s mother, another family member, and local drag performer Darcel Stevens were allowed to speak in court Dec. 18. Stevens wrote on Facebook that Sinclair’s mother’s “words to the convicted were powerful and heartbreaking, knowing that there sat before her was the man who took away her only child.”

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