‘Sleepwalking’ transsexual Met police worker cleared of murder bid

Helen Doe, 53, told police she woke up in the early hours in the home she shared with brother Kenneth, 64, and felt “overwhelming hatred” for him.11HelenDoe1408a[1]

He suffered three wounds to his skull from the 18-inch metal bar as he lay in bed, plus a broken finger as he tried to defend himself.

Doe, from Mitcham, who is employed by the Metropolitan Police Uniform Services and is a vocal campaigner for gender diversity, was found not guilty yesterday at Kingston crown court

….”She describes a  history of depression for which she was taking prescribed medication. She also said she was in the process of changing gender to that of a female and was  having hormone therapy.” 

My take away from this is that sex-change hormones make you legally insane. I mean, that is the only possible conclusion, right? h/t Laura Rosen Cohen

  • luna

    My take away from this is that sex-change hormones make you legally insane.

    Correlation is not causation.

    • Waffle

      My takeaway is that gender dysmorphia is insanity, exacerbating a case of all too mundane Cain and Abel syndrome.

    • Carlos_Perera

      True . . . insofar as it goes: But establishing a correlation is the first step in determining causation. Simply stating the banality that “correlation is not causation” does not dismiss a possible cause-and-effect relationship.

    • Exile1981

      I don’t think its the hormone therapy making him insane. I think he was already insane and the wanting to be a women and taking the drugs was a symptom.

  • wallyj180

    Why are the pretty ones always crazy ?

  • ed

    if you wake up ! as stated and half beat your brother to death then you are not “sleep walking ” so the moral is, wear a dress if you commit crime

  • Millie_Woods

    Her/his defence was “non-insane automatism”

    The judge seems to have it too. It must be contagious.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    Where this horrible crime happen, was committed in Canada or Australia I guess, the US, will send this criminal directly to the death penalty.

    • mobuyus

      The USA doesn’t execute the ones it should and not enough of them.

  • Frances

    Wasn’t there a case in Canada some years ago where a man was acquitted of killing (or trying to kill) his mother-in-law by reason of sonambulism even though he drove to her house.

  • Maggat

    Anyone who is or has undergone sexual re-alignment, or whatever it’s currently called is insane to start with, and I will suggest that she/he/it doesn’t have much going for her/he/it in the looks department.