A Houston man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing a transgender woman who had been trying to help him get back on his feet, according to the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office.
Raymond Donald Williams, 29, was sentenced this month after pleading guilty in December to the shooting death of Deontez Marlowe, according to a news release from the district attorney’s office
Marlowe was a transgender woman known as “Itali,” who had recently met Williams and was trying to help him, according to the release.
Williams got upset after a disagreement and shot Marlowe several times, according to the release. He then fled the scene and was later caught in Dallas, according to the release.
Williams will be eligible for parole after serving half of his sentence, according to the release.