A male-to-female transgender person in Washington state claims s/he cannot be held responsible for a series of murders s/he committed prior to undergoing gender-reassignment surgery because they were committed by the man he was, not the woman he is.
Douglas Perry, 63, who now goes by “Donna,” was arrested late last year after DNA evidence linked him to the murders of prostitutes Yolanda Sapp, Kathleen Brisbois and Nickie Lowe, whose bodies were all found unclothed in the Spokane River in 1990 with fatal gunshot wounds. He is being held in Spokane County Jail under $1 million bond on three counts of first degree murder.
But Perry insists that as “Donna,” he’s never killed anyone, and that his new status as a woman means the alleged murderer no longer exists.
Whether he killed the women after instructing them to “rub the lotion on its skin” is unknown at this time.