Allen J. Andrade, the man convicted to life in prison last month for the murder of Angie Zapata, an 18-year-old transgender woman from Greeley, Colorado, received an additional 60 years in prison Friday.

Andrade received the additional time after prosecutors proved he was a habitual criminal, a designation that carries a harsher sentence.

On April 22, a jury rejected Andrade's trans-panic defense.

Andrade confessed to killing Zapata, formerly known as Justin Zapata, in a fit of rage when he confronted her about her sexuality after the pair met on the Internet. He beat her first with his fists and then with a fire extinguisher and beat her a second time when he realized she wasn't quite dead, police allege.

Defense lawyers gambled with a trans-panic defense to win a more lenient sentence, saying Andrade killed Zapata because he'd been “deceived.”

Police arrested Andrade on July 30 sitting inside Zapata's stolen car.

Andrade was found guilty of first-degree murder, bias-motivated crime, aggravated motor vehicle theft in the first degree and identity theft.

Transgender rights advocates who had rallied around the Zapata trial hailed the verdict.