5-year sentence for attacker of transgender woman at Baltimore McDonald's

Posted by JD Uy
September 13, 2011 2:27 PM |

''My mother didn't raise me like this. I would really like to apologize to the victim.''

Teonna Brown, the 19-year-old who attacked Chrissy Lee Polis this past April at a McDonald's restaurant northeast of Baltimore. Brown was sentenced to 5 years in prison today. (Baltimore Sun)

According to an August 4 report in the Sun, it was important to Polis that Brown pled guilty. She could have received a 35-year maximum sentence, but a 10-year sentence with five years suspended was sought. Scott Shellenberger, the Baltimore County State's Attorney, said:

"Asking for five years is a good sentence where the person has no prior convictions, and we are very pleased that this case has now been resolved."

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