Transgender woman who beat man to death in B.C. cabin sentenced to 8 years

An old miner’s cabin in BC (for illustration only). Source.

A transgender woman who went into a rage after being insulted about her sexual identity and beat a man to death with a baseball bat was sentenced to eight years in prison on Thursday.

Screen Shot 2015-05-16 at 11.13.01 AMMadison Reid

In March, Madison Reid, 46, was convicted of manslaughter in the July 2011 slaying of Bruce Archambault, 56.

Court heard that Reid, who had surgery transitioning her into a woman in 2001, was particularly sensitive to insults and had been called a “faggot” by Archambault just prior to a violent struggle that led to the victim’s death in his remote cabin in central B.C.

Reid flew into a rage and used Archambault’s aluminum bat to strike him dozens of times, including six fatal blows to the head.

B.C. Supreme Court Justice Arne Silverman concluded that she was provoked by the insults and lost control of herself when she attacked the victim…

It’s seems ‘her’ transition to a female did not include becoming less aggressive.

h/t Marvin

  • marty_p

    It looks sort of like Natasha Lyonne on Orange is the New Black

  • Uncle_Waspy

    Maybe the rage originated from the truth, buried deep down, that no matter what he did, he would never be a woman….only a freakish caricature of a woman. Reality crashing in on the delusion.

    • k1992

      Could well be. There probably was self-loathing involved in the original decision to “change” genders. It’s unlikely that the sex-change helped with that.

  • Frances

    Is there any independent evidence that Bruce Archambault called this person a “faggot”, or is it just an exciuse for killing him?

    • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

      You right,maybe the victim rejected that criminal ,that he lost control.

  • Icebow

    What on earth.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    What a B.S. made up mitigating factor.

    • El Martyachi

      Surely the killing occurred within the anti-oppression framework.

    • Alain

      I had the same reaction. It is the same as claiming that Muslims only behead, rape and are violent when they are provoked. Even if true name-calling is not an acceptable provocation.

    • WalterBannon

      B.C. Supreme Court Justice Arne Silverman should be fired

  • J. C.

    So trans-chicks get lighter sentences than men just like real chicks, eh??? 😉

    • Frau Katze

      Seems like it.

  • Waffle

    How come the case took so long?

    • ntt1

      She/he/it had absolutely nothing to wear.

      • Waffle


  • Xavier

    So was the bat just a bat?

  • El Martyachi

    Reid, who has a prior criminal record including convictions for assault and was on bail at the time of the offence, received credit for pre-sentence custody of 70 months, meaning she will have 26 months jail left to serve.

    The TDSB should prepare a position starting July 2017.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Somebody will likely take her out shortly after her release. It’s Darwin at his most basic.

  • ntt1

    So even after market bolt on units get a pussy pass now?

    • El Martyachi

      I don’t even know what the hell is going on anymore. Random indiscriminate drone strikes are looking attractive.

  • no4

    It sounds to me as if the guy thought he had got lucky then when he found out it was an it, he got beaten to death.

    It is always interesting to read the comments sections with online news stories.
    I’m guessing this is another tranny
    Natasha Christine Adsit · Top Commenter · Vancouver, British Columbia

    such ignorance here lol
    oh well bigots are what you exclusively are…maybe you fascist Nazis should not pick on trans persons. They just might kill you or maim You. and you would be well deserving of it. But its okay we won. Were in schools with your kids. They will be normal acring and just can’t wait till your bigotry dies with you.

    Keep up your bigoted hate comments ..your proving yourselves. Hell I hope one of your kids turns out trans.

    Explain to me why no men ever get 8 years when they rape + beat us to with a inch of death and then strangle us and a joke sentance? Coz you cis breeder scum fascist Nazi child killers dont care tto much. Hope all you bigots ccatch aids and give it your oppressive wife. If I could hit a button and eradicate you all I would

    • Mal

      Could you please post in English so we can get the full benefit of your astuteness?

      • no4

        I just cut and pasted from the comments section of the news article.

        • Frau Katze

          I understand. Try using “blockquote”. You put in angle brackets. . But enter “blockquote” instead of xxx. You can mark the end with .

          I have to use “xxx” or Disqus will think I want to do an actual blockquote. The quoted text has a gray line at the left.

        • Mal

          Sorry, no4, the post appeared to be something that a seriously loony troll might’ve come up with. Now I see that it’s a selection of posts from a series of loony trolls.

      • Frau Katze

        I think the commenter is quoting a comment, but doesn’t know how to use “blockquote”, which creates a grey line at the left of text.

        • Mal

          Thanks, Frau, I missed that. My years are catching up with me.

    • UCSPanther

      “Insane”, “violent” and “unstable” are words that come to mind with that spiel.

      I would not want to be alone with that “thing” that wrote that…

  • FactsWillOut

    If the victim was carrying a gun, he would probably still be alive.

    • Justin St.Denis

      You are absolutely correct. Indeed, a Swiss Army knife could likely have saved him.

      I “carry” special blades at all times now – at least five – this being Canada and all. And they have come in handy, as recently as three weeks ago. Time changes everything – and sometimes not for the better.

  • What an ugly tranny faggot. And now those aggressive freaks have free access to little girls’ changing rooms.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Perhaps, as they reveal themselves in the MSM, some enterprising blogger could initiate an “Ugly Tranny Faggot” Wall Of Fame – an expanding collection of pictures of ugly tranny faggots updated as required. Such an effort could develop a “cult following” and attract media coverage in and of itself, eventually. Cue the flying tufts of tranny cat fur! 😉

      • Mal

        A UTF Wall of Fame. Man, that could go places!

        • El Martyachi

          … like a courtroom unfortunately.

  • MyQHFilly

    I hate when these articles buy into the false pronoun crap. HE murdered a man in a cabin, because HE is an insane sexual pervert.

    • El Martyachi

      Pronouns piss me off too. Nothing closes a tab faster than “he or she” for me.

      .. and my second best ride ever was on a QH Filly!

      • MyQHFilly

        What was your first? LOL TWH’s are my favorite, but moved to a place where they are about non existent and very expensive. So I switched to the local favorite.

        • El Martyachi

          Excluding an oriental woman-of-the-night in Ottawa a decade ago, best ride was with an Arabian because we went swimming. The QH filly ride… she got tired and shakey and kept stumbling in an unbelievably dicey spot on a goat path and I was just happy to be alive at the end of the ride.

        • El Martyachi

          Haven’t had the chance to try out a TWH yet but have wanted to for ages. Lucky you!!!

  • John

    A total psycho who should never be released.

  • DMB

    Tranny’s in general are mentally unstable people!

  • Maggat

    Funny, turning into a woman didn’t make she-he-it a kinder, gentler, more caring, loving,and nurturing sort of a person, oh well, what the hell.

    • UCSPanther

      It obviously doesn’t, and in fact, may even open the floodgates to deeper insanity…

  • UCSPanther