Man sentenced to 36 years for murder of transgender woman in 2019

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Tracy Williams murder: Joshua Bourgeois convicted of killing 22-year-old woman in 2019, sentenced to 36 years in prison
Joshua Bourgeois, 29, will spend the next 36 years behind bars for killing a transgender woman whom he was in a relationship with in July 2019, according to records.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man will spend 36 years behind bars after authorities say he murdered a transgender woman nearly four years ago, the Harris County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.

The video above is from a previous report.

Joshua Bourgeois, 29, was convicted of murder in the death of then-22-year-old Tracy Williams on July 30, 2019.

According to police, Williams was found at 11009 Katy Freeway with a puncture wound and several lacerations.

Additionally, authorities said Bourgeois was in a dating relationship with Williams at the time.

Based on court records, there was no jury trial.

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