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Transsexual Woman Sentenced for Castration Death
AP ^ | Feb 17 2002 | AP

Posted on 02/27/2002 4:57:45 PM PST by AdrianZ

Woman Sentenced for Castration Death

Wed Feb 27, 2:18 PM ET

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — A transsexual was sentenced to up to 11 years in prison Wednesday for performing a crude castration that led to her husband's death.

Tammy Felbaum, 43, was sentenced to 5 ½ to 11 years for involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault in last year's death of her sixth husband.

"I loved my husband. I don't deserve this," Felbaum said.

She had argued that James Felbaum, 40, was found in a filthy trailer home that contained a makeshift operating room.

His wife argued that he castrated himself while she was sleeping to prove he wouldn't cheat on her.

But prosecutors said Tammy Felbaum performed the procedure, and said the man died from the pain of a castration and the effects of a painkiller. The coroner said Felbaum choked on his own vomit.

Tammy Felbaum told authorities she performed the operation on herself when she was 21 and later had a sex-change operation.

She was also found guilty of reckless endangerment and unauthorized practice of medicine, but did not receive any prison time on those charges.


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1 posted on 02/27/2002 4:57:45 PM PST by AdrianZ
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To: AdrianZ; Orual; aculeus
"I loved my husband. I don't deserve this."

Sure, what better way to prove one's love than to cut . . . .

2 posted on 02/27/2002 5:00:35 PM PST by dighton
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To: AdrianZ
When you've got 'em by the b***s, their hearts and minds will follow.
3 posted on 02/27/2002 5:03:57 PM PST by The_Expatriate
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To: AdrianZ
This was a sick case. Since it was (to me) local, I heard quite a bit about it. This woman, IMO, deserves a lot more than a few years in prison. Then again you could definitely argue that s/he/it was not sane; in which case, lock 'her' up in the loony bin for good.
4 posted on 02/27/2002 5:04:33 PM PST by JenB
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To: AdrianZ
What ever happened to the other FIVE husbands? I bet there's a long story attached to this she-he.
5 posted on 02/27/2002 5:06:51 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: AdrianZ
One thing that is suspicious is that the article said it was her 6th husband. How does a transexual get 6 people to marry her when there are real women out there who can't even find one?? I don't get it. It's bad enough that this person is crazy...but a transexual on top of it, God help us.
6 posted on 02/27/2002 5:08:38 PM PST by sonserae
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To: Texaggie79
I promise to put a file in the cake I bring you.
7 posted on 02/27/2002 5:08:53 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: JenB
,,, Butler sounds like a happening town. Nice to have the time, Tammy.
8 posted on 02/27/2002 5:11:24 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: AdrianZ
This is local for me. I have a problem considering Tammy Feldbaum a female. He is just a castrated male that killed his homosexual lover. This jerk should spend a long time away from civilized folks.
9 posted on 02/27/2002 5:13:19 PM PST by Lois
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To: shaggy eel
It's not *that* local - I've never even been to Butler - but nothing ever happens around here (Pittsburgh area - though you're in New Zealand, right? so you have no idea where Butler is probably.). So, transexual castration murder gets the front pages of the papers!
10 posted on 02/27/2002 5:14:53 PM PST by JenB
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
You think I wanna leave?
11 posted on 02/27/2002 5:15:44 PM PST by Texaggie79
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To: AdrianZ
This article is nuts.......
12 posted on 02/27/2002 5:16:20 PM PST by b4its2late
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To: Lois
Megadittos Lois. The headline Transsexual Woman Sentenced ... is incorrect. Every cell in "Tammy"'s body has the male XY chromosome pair. Sex cannot be changed my surgical mutilation and hormone injection. The headline is a slur on women.
13 posted on 02/27/2002 5:16:54 PM PST by TheMole
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To: JenB
,,, a fun town is a fun town any place on the planet Jen. If Butler becomes big in meat exports, you'll understand why we'll want to slap tarriffs on, huh?
14 posted on 02/27/2002 5:18:06 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: Lois
This is local for me. I have a problem considering Tammy Feldbaum a female

Same here. Tammy/Tommy still had Y chromosomes in every cell of his body. Just because he had radical surgery doesn't make him a woman, in any sense of the word.

15 posted on 02/27/2002 5:18:36 PM PST by welfareworker
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To: shaggy eel
,,, Butler sounds like a happening town

Didn't happen in Butler, only the trial. Tammy/tommy performed his surgery in a rural part of Butler county.

16 posted on 02/27/2002 5:21:22 PM PST by welfareworker
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To: shaggy eel
Yah, I'll understand and I won't take it personally. Like I said, Butler's probably an hour from where I live. Still, this sort of nonsense has struck too close to home. At least it's not exactly the sort of crime where I could see myself in either role!
17 posted on 02/27/2002 5:22:37 PM PST by JenB
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To: Texaggie79
You will when you get Bill And jesse for roomies someday :)
18 posted on 02/27/2002 5:22:46 PM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: welfareworker
,,, sorry, the article didn't appear to offer that amount of detail. I assumed. Oh, I put an extra "r" in tariff too. Not my day today.
19 posted on 02/27/2002 5:24:17 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: JenB
,,, somedays we're the pigeon, somedays we're the statue. Any day when this sort of thing happens, it's best to be a spectator.
20 posted on 02/27/2002 5:26:10 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: Pearls Before Swine
What ever happened to the other FIVE husbands?

Felbaum did castrate at least one of her previous husbands.

fate of felbaums first husband

21 posted on 02/27/2002 5:40:49 PM PST by welfareworker
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To: shaggy eel
I'm not too far from Butler. A "he-she" in them parts does not have a long life expectancy. Butler City itself is, how shall we say, interesting. Butler county itself is good to go. But around these parts, the trans-testacles don't fly...
22 posted on 02/27/2002 5:44:12 PM PST by Michael Barnes
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To: AdrianZ
OK, I'm really confused. Why would a male - transexed into a female body to be wife to a male - want "her" male mate to be changed into a female???? So they could be transexual lesbians????

...talk about defeating your purpose...

23 posted on 02/27/2002 5:45:46 PM PST by scan58
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To: JenB
This woman, IMO

What woman? That is a mutilated man. Check his genes if you doubt it. I'm sure you'll find XY not XX. (There are other possibilities but they are really rare)

24 posted on 02/27/2002 5:47:11 PM PST by El Gato
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To: scan58
STOP! Now, you have me really confused.
25 posted on 02/27/2002 5:47:44 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: El Gato
Sorry, I meant to put 'woman' in quotes, like I did with the word "her".
26 posted on 02/27/2002 5:48:33 PM PST by JenB
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To: AdrianZ
I remember when this story was first posted a while back. Seems the police were also rather confused about a cat or two that was strung up in the back yard. The story had some really, really strange twists to it.
27 posted on 02/27/2002 5:52:50 PM PST by Brad C.
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To: welfareworker
Felbaum did castrate at least one of her previous husbands. (and link)

Thanks for the info. Like I really needed that! But, you know what they say about curiousity.

28 posted on 02/27/2002 6:01:17 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Brad C.
Hmmmm...actually, this person sounds just like what I've read about some serial killers (homo, bi, transexual or wannabe and torturing small animals).
29 posted on 02/27/2002 6:06:31 PM PST by scan58
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To: AdrianZ

This is too much like a Bobbitt joke.

31 posted on 02/27/2002 6:50:53 PM PST by PetiteMericco
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To: AdrianZ ; dighton ; Orual
Tammy Felbaum told authorities she performed the operation on herself when she was 21 and later had a sex-change operation

She's very brave. (sensu Bill Maher).

32 posted on 02/27/2002 7:20:15 PM PST by aculeus
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To: AdrianZ
unauthorized practice of medicine

Now theres a euphamism. Castration belongs in medicine like warm fuzzies belong in sadism.

33 posted on 02/27/2002 8:19:32 PM PST by mindprism.com
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To: TheMole
Every cell in "Tammy"'s body has the male XY chromosome pair. Sex cannot be changed my surgical mutilation and hormone injection. The headline is a slur on women.

There is such a thing as an XY female, albeit very rare. Your definition would reclassify their gender as male despite their physicial characteristics from birth.
34 posted on 02/27/2002 9:55:16 PM PST by Dimensio
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To: dighton; aculeus
His wife argued that he castrated himself while she was sleeping to prove he wouldn't cheat on her.

Sounds reasonable to me.

35 posted on 02/28/2002 5:37:20 AM PST by Orual
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