Sentencing For Woman in McDonalds Transgender Beating

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    A woman is being sentenced for her role in the beating of a transgender woman inside a McDonald's restaurant in Maryland.

    Teonna Brown pleaded guilty last month to first-degree assault and a hate crime. Prosecutors have said they plan to ask for a prison term of five years at her sentencing Tuesday.

    The beating at the McDonald's in Rosedale in April attracted national attention after a video of it was posted online. Gov. Martin O'Malley pledged to seek greater protections for transgender

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    Brown will be sentenced in Baltimore County Circuit Court before Judge John Grason Turnbull II.

    A girl charged as a juvenile in the same attack acknowledged her role in juvenile court on July 1 and was committed to a detention facility.