A teen woman who was arrested over the beating of a transgender woman at a McDonalds in Baltimore County Md. will face five years in prison for her crimes, a court decided this week.
According to a CBS News report, the teen offender Teonna Brown, 19, was “sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty last month to first-degree assault and a hate crime for beating Chrissy Polis inside a Baltimore County McDonald’s until the transgender woman went into a seizure, reports CBS affiliate WJZ.”
Brown apologized in court.
“My mother didn’t raise me like this,” said Brown.
Polis did not attend the sentencing, but her victim-impact statement was read aloud.
“While being beaten, I felt like I was going to die that day. I was kicked in the chest, crotch and head. Chunks of my hair were pulled out. They were all over me, and I couldn’t get them to stop,” she wrote.
“My private life has been exposed to the world. I lost my job. I can’t go anywhere without the fear of getting hurt again. I want to go into a hole and hide. I do not forgive them for what they did to me.”
Polis has also filed a suit against McDonald’s for failing to stop the beating.
More details from CBS.