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America will execute a transgender woman for the first time in the country on Tuesday

to be hanged this tuesday amber mclaughlin 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 convicted Scott McLaughlin In the case of rape and murder of a woman Beverly Guentherin 2003, but has formally petitioned Governor Parsons for clemency alleged that he suffered from brain damage and childhood trauma. If Parsons doesn’t intervene, McLaughlin will be executed by lethal injection, CNN reports.

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’s bond “Concrete Diagnosis with Borderline Intellectual Disability” and “is universally diagnosed with brain damage as well as fetal alcohol syndrome.”

The Information Center on Capital Punishment – ​​as opposed to the death penalty – has highlighted 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 penalty, a circumstance that is required in most states that execute prisoners. “Missouri law considers a non-unanimous jury to be a deadlocked jury, so a rule was used allows the judge to sentence himself“, he explains, recalling that “the judge relied on the aggravating circumstances rejected by the jury to sentence McLaughlin to death.

Many political figures and civil society have called for McLaughlin’s execution to be quashed, recalling that she was abandoned by her mother, repeatedly assaulted by her adoptive father and heroically. “Multiple suicide attempts”.

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.

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