Edmonds Tennent Brown IV (USA)

Edmonds Tennent Brown IV, a man who identifies as a woman named Katheryn Brown, is seeking state-funded hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery (“SRS”) while serving a life sentence without parole in a South Carolina prison for the rape and murder of Mary Lynn Witherspoon. 
Brown stalked Witherspoon for years, finally breaking into her home in 2003 to steal a pair of her underwear.  Upon his release from prison later that year, he bound, raped, and strangled Witherspoon, resulting in her death.  When he was arrested, he was found wearing a pair of Witherspoon’s slacks and underwear, and had purchased a pair of foam breasts and “women’s clothing” using Witherspoon’s credit card.  He had also changed the address on his driver’s license to her residence.  Although Brown pled guilty, he now claims he did so “under duress during an emotionally difficult time…likened to PMS.” 
Brown recently wrote, “If I had not been such an emotional basketcase I would have pled ‘not guilty’ and taken my chances with a jury trial.”  He also claims his public defender “resist(ed) her efforts to dress as a woman and reveal her gender identity issues in court” and wrote, “If I had been able to dress the way that I would have felt more confident, I would have been dressed in a cream-colored Chanel skirt-suit with a pair of 4½-inch spike heel Jimmy Choos and make-up.”  Instead, he wore a bright yellow polo and khakis at his sentencing.  Although the state will provide hormone therapy to inmates who have already been receiving it, it will not approve new treatments or provide SRS to inmates in state prisons.  Meanwhile, a senator is pushing a bill that would prohibit the use of state funds to provide inmates SRS or hormonal therapy. 
Sex-change battle behind bars_ Local killer wants the state to help with transformation into a woman – Post and Courier

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  1. I remember this creep. His case was aired on one of the forensic shows. His family lived next door to Witherspoon. He had been creeping on her since he was a kid. He may have been charged in 2003, but he had been doing it for years. I guess they couldn’t charge him prior to that because he was a minor. He only got worse as he got older. I vaguely remember the show saying that he had been writing letters or something in prison and the authorities should’ve known what he was about to do, but it was ignored. Witherspoon paid the price for it. Not only did he have his address changed to her address and was charging her credit card for women’s clothing, he was also living in her house after he murdered her and had her house and car keys. As Pantypopo correctly says, he murdered her to steal her identity and become her. Replacing her with himself.

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