[Kentz Vernes] Louis, convicted of manslaughter with a firearm in [Ashley] Sinclair’s death at trial, was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday. Ruled a prison-releasee reoffender, he will serve every day of that sentence, minus time already served in county jail. Prosecutors said Louis fatally shot Sinclair, whose body was found early April 4, 2013, in a wooded area off Nimrod Lane [in Orange county, Florida].
UPDATE 1 – Dec. 11, 2013: Suspect arrested. From the Orlando Sentinel:
“After about eight months of investigating, an arrest has been made in the slaying of a 30-year-old transgender woman who was shot to death in woods off Nimrod Lane in Orange County in April.
Deputies arrested 22-year-old Kentz Louis on first-degree murder charges in the death of Ashley Sinclair. Deputies were called to the scene after witnesses heard gun shots in the area.”
Original article: Orange County (Florida) Sheriff spokesperson Jeff Williamson says deputies found the body of trans woman Ashley Sinclair following reports of gunshots. One witness said shots were fired from a car directly at the victim. Police are still trying to identify the shooter and have asked that anyone with information to call CrimeLine at 1-800-423-8477.
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