Missouri First State To Execute Transgender Death-Row Inmate
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- 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.
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