Over the past few weeks, Manhattan jurors have been hearing testimony from a beautiful transgender model who claims that her firefighter boyfriend assaulted her last year. And this afternoon they determined that Taylor Murphy is guilty of assaulting Claudia Charriez, as well as criminal contempt and violating an order of protection. On the plus side for Murphy, the jury acquitted him of felony strangulation.

Prosecutors said that Charriez's work as an escort enraged Murphy, who was also upset that she got an STD. Charriez, who is no longer dating Murphy, had given dramatic testimony, from insisting that she still loves him and how she was "was castrated" "at a very young age." After Murphy's lawyer asked her about nude photos on an escort website, she said, "I do not have sex for money!" Then, as the Post reported, "Charriez later burst into dramatic, honking, masculine sobs when the defense lawyer mentioned another of her ex-boyfriends, this one deceased."

As for Murphy, the tabloids noticed that his new girlfriend, another beautiful transgender named Wanda Batista, was present yesterday. From the Daily News:

"I'm here to support him. He's the love of my life," said Batista, who wore a conservative black blazer and knee-length skirt, striped blouse, and a huge silver pendant dangling from her neck....

Charriez admitted to jurors that, after the brawl, she repeatedly called Murphy and his new flings, including Batista. Charriez claims she wasn't jealous, but Murphy's new hottie said she's sure that's the case.

"I am sorry she can't accept rejection," said Batista, a sales representative at the Limelight Marketplace, adding she's been in a happy relationship with Murphy since last year.

Batista said Charriez made up fake claims against the hot-headed hoser, whose defense included mommy issues and being closeted amongst his macho smoke-eaters.

"She makes other transsexuals look bad," snipped Batista.

Batista also told the Post

that Charriez was jealous, "He was her Ken. She doesn’t like it because I took her Ken. I’m the Barbie now," adding that Murphy is "my giant teddy bear, and I just want to take him back home."

Well, Murphy faces up to four years in prison, so who knows how long he'll be home.