Missouri First State To Execute Transgender Death-Row Inmate

  • Missouri on Tuesday became the first state to execute an openly transgender person, putting convicted murderer Amber McLaughlin to death, according to multiple reports.
  • McLaughlin was found guilty in 2006 of murdering ex-girlfriend Beverly Guenther three years earlier after she got a restraining order against McLaughlin, The Associated Press reported.
  • A jury also convicted McLaughlin of forcible rape and armed criminal action, and the Death Penalty Information Center said McLaughlin would be the first openly transgender person executed nationwide.
  • McLaughlin died by lethal injection, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.