The victim was also stripped, beaten, and robbed in the cruising spot in the city of Toulouse.
She is at least the 36th trans, nonbinary, or gender-nonconforming person to die by violence this year, and the fourth in the Chicago region alone.
Taylor Knight admitted to leading an attack that saw the teen doused with boiling water and pelted with cigarettes.
The incident was all captured on camera.
If Gov. Gavin Newsom signs a bill to this effect, California would be the first state to take such an action.
David Bogdanov of Washington State received the maximum sentence for second-degree murder.
A Madrid man changed his story on Wednesday. However, protests organized due to the original alleged attack went on as planned.