The man was sentenced in the 2013 beating of a bisexual acquaintance in San Mateo; hate-crime charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.
The body of 28-year-old Zoraida "Ale" Reyes was recently found behind a Dairy Queen in the shadow of Disneyland.
Data from 2012 shows that Seattle is one of the larger American cities with the highest rates of anti-LGBT hate crimes in the U.S.
Two gay men were gunned down last weekend, on their way home from a club, and the at-large suspect is possibly armed and dangerous.
The attack, which involved antigay slurs, was captured by multiple cameras.
An attempt to kill their son failed and Kimberly Lucas survived an alleged suicide attempt. But everyone is wondering what really drove her to it.