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Transsexual Woman Sentenced to Prison for Knife Attack Committed as a Man
By Lindsay William-Ross in News on March 2, 2012 4:30 PM
Andre Torres, a transsexual currently living as a female, was
sentenced today to 11 years to life in state prison for a knife attack
against an attorney in 2010.
Torres, who committed the crime while living as a man, was addressed
as "Miss Torres" in court, notes City News Service.
The attempted murder took place on May 20, 2010, and involved Torres
"plunging a butcher knife into the back of a workers' compensation
attorney," in a courtroom at a state building in downtown L.A. The
victim, Joseph Rippinger, worked for the same firm that opposed
Torres' workers' comp claim.
Torres returned to the courtroom where his case had been heard, and
caught Rippinger telling someone via telephone what firm he worked
for, though Rippinger had not been involved in Torres' workers'
The injuries Rippinger sustained necessitated two surgeries.
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