Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A Long Beach woman pleaded not guilty Thursday to an alleged hate crime attack on a transgender woman last month.

Glyness Chinique Felton, 34, is charged with attempted murder in connection with the attack March 20 in Long Beach, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

The criminal complaint alleges hate crime and knife allegations.

Two other people, Tishia Marice Gray, 28, and Davon Lamar Ellout, 22, pleaded no contest April 6 to a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the attack, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Gray was sentenced to three years in prison, while Ellout was ordered to serve four years.

Prosecutors allege that the transgender woman was walking when the three began yelling derogatory remarks at her and then followed her into a store.

Gray allegedly punched the victim, then Felton allegedly pulled out a knife to stab her while the other two continued the assault, according to prosecutors.

Ellout grabbed a wet floor sign and slammed it over the victim’s head, according to prosecutors.

Felton was arrested April 12 by Long Beach police, according to jail records.

She is due back in a Long Beach courtroom April 20, when a date is scheduled to be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require her to stand trial.

If convicted, Felton could face up to life in state prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

–City News Service

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