Friday, February 3, 2023

The first execution of a transsexual is scheduled in the United States

it must be tuesday amber mclaughlin killed And thus becomes the first transsexual woman to be sentenced to death in the United States, if the governor of the state of Missouri, Republican Mike Parsons, does not stop it.

McLaughlin is still blamed for Scott McLaughlin The Rape and Murder of a Woman, Beverly Guentherin 2003, but has formally petitioned Governor Parsons for clemency, alleging brain damage and childhood trauma.

If Parsons doesn’t intervene, McLaughlin will executed by lethal injectionCNN report.

The petition to the governor stated, “The investigation recognized McLaughlin’s sincere remorse and so did each expert’s assessment of him in the years following the trial.”

McLaughlin has been “concretely diagnosed borderline intellectual disability“and “is universally diagnosed with brain damage as well as fetal alcohol syndrome”.

The Death Penalty Information Center, an opposition to the death penalty, highlights that McLaughlin is “the first trans person assigned an execution date in the United States.”

Also, remember that the jury did not unanimously approve the death sentence, a circumstance that is required in most states that execute prisoners.

“Missouri law recognizes that a non-unanimous jury is a deadlocked jury, so a rule was used that allows the judge to sentence on his own,” he explains, while remembering that “ The judge, depending on the circumstances, is overruled.” jury to sentence McLaughlin to death.”

Several political figures and civil society have called for McLaughlin’s execution to be quashed, recalling that he had been abandoned by his mother, repeatedly assaulted by his adoptive father and subjected to “several suicide attempts”. He was a hero.

McLaughlin has not started any legal process to change his name or begin physical transit, so he remains at the Potosi Correctional Center near San Luis, an all-male facility. (Europe Press).

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