January 31, 2023

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Missouri executes transgender for first time

First the sadness. Amber McLaughlin will be the premier if Missouri’s governor doesn’t grant her clemency Transgender of history Accomplished. 49-year-old woman to be executed for pre-transition murder. He will also be the first person to be hanged in 2023 America.

In 2003, the American killed his ex-companion in the suburbs of the big city of Saint-Louis, Missouri. Amber McLaughlin was not supportive of their breakup and harassed her ex-girlfriend because she had protective measures.

But on the day of the crime, Amber McLaughlin was waiting for her outside job with a kitchen knife, and was stabbed, then raped, and then dumped her body near the Mississippi River, according to local media.

Amber McLaughlin was convicted of femicide before her conversion

At the end of her trial in 2006, jurors found her guilty of murder, but they failed to agree to a sentence. A judge later upheld the death penalty.

In the absence of popular jury consensus, only Missouri and Indiana allow their magistrates to impose the death penalty.

Based on this consistency, Amber McLaughlin’s attorneys asked Republican Governor Mike Parsons to commute her sentence to life in prison. The task promises to be difficult: Since his election, Mike Parsons has not accepted any clemency requests submitted to him.

“The death penalty contemplated here does not reflect the conscience of society, but the conscience of a judge,” they wrote in their plea for mercy, which also evokes their client’s difficult childhood and mental disorders. Their demand was supported by many dignitaries.

According to local press, he began his transition in recent years, but remains Missouri’s man on death row.

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According to the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), no openly transgender person has ever been executed in the United States.