Police have declined to press hate crime charges.
The details were so gruesome that jurors were told they didn't have to do jury service for the next seven years.
Her killing at a motel in Memphis is the 7th trans killing in less than two months.
Activists praise the move, but say more needs to be done.
She’s remembered as a “very sweet and a very good person.”
Michael Abenante is suing his former employer who he says hurled homophobic slurs at him while chasing him around the restaurant.
At 32, Smith was just at the beginnng of her life.