Matricide and Two Sexual Femicides by a Male Strangler with a Transgender Sadomasochistic Identity
While violence against sexual minorities is a well-known phenomenon, sexual homicides committed by men with cross-dressing or transsexual identity are not, because they are relatively few. We report a 23-year follow-up of the case of a transvestite, possibly transsexual, man who killed his mother by strangulation at the age of 20, and later in two separate cases strangled a female victim towards whom he felt sexual desire. He reported being sexually aroused by being strangled himself. The case raises questions concerning legislation which does not allow life-long control of criminals.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Psychiatric Hospital for Prisoners, University of Turku, PO Box 49, 20251 Turku, Finland. 2: Psychiatric Hospital for Prisoners, Turku Unit, PO Box 49, 20251 Turku, Finland.
Publication date: March 1, 2010