Paris James McConville (USA)

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Paris James McConville, a man who identifies as a woman, was arrested and held in a gender-neutral cell after he told Portland police officers that he “killed Mr. Thompson and deserved to be punished.”

Although McConville and Ryan D. Thompson had been friends for approximately a decade, McConville “strangled Thompson, then stabbed him” and “told police at one point during the fight, [he] texted Thompson to tell him she had a knife.”

McConville is charged with murder as well as unlawful use of a weapon.

Suspect strangled, fatally stabbed friend at Portland apartment, court docs say — kgw.com

Suspect in SW Portland killing strangled friend, then stabbed him, records say — oregonlive.com