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Jail for woman who castrated husband
Reuters ^ | Wednesday February 27, 10:52 PM

Posted on 02/28/2002 5:48:18 PM PST by Dallas

BUTLER, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - A transsexual woman has been sentenced to up to 11 years in prison for causing her husband's death by castrating him in their mobile home in rural western Pennsylvania.

Tammy Felbaum, 43, of Marion Township, Pennsylvania, could have received a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for the February 25, 2001, asphyxiation death of her husband James, a drug-addict who died from an overdose of the painkiller OxyContin two days after undergoing crude castration surgery.

But Butler County Common Pleas Judge William Shaffer decided on a lighter sentence of 5-1/2 to 11 years after the defence argued that James Felbaum, 40, who was addicted to OxyContin, had been a participant in his own death.

"I loved my husband. I don't deserve this," Felbaum, convicted of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault during a non-jury trial last December, said in a short statement on Wednesday before Shaffer imposed sentence.

Prosecutors alleged that Felbaum, who castrated herself about 20 years ago, performed the operation on James because she believed he had cheated on her. They contended that the pain of the surgery, in combination with the drugs he took for relief, had caused his death.

But Felbaum said her husband castrated himself as she slept to prove he would always be faithful to her. An expert witness for the defence said that James, Felbaum's sixth husband, had died from a drug overdose that was unrelated to the surgery.

One of Felbaum's former husbands, who is now living as a woman, testified at the trial that Felbaum had helped to castrate him after their divorce.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: pittsburgh

1 posted on 02/28/2002 5:48:18 PM PST by Dallas
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To: Dallas
Quote of the Day by Tijeras_Slim
2 posted on 02/28/2002 5:49:09 PM PST by RJayneJ
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To: Dallas
A transsexual woman..

Correction: A man. Please, let's get real.

3 posted on 02/28/2002 5:51:15 PM PST by FourtySeven
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To: Dallas
One of Felbaum's former husbands, who is now living as a woman, testified at the trial that Felbaum had helped to castrate him after their divorce.

I get queasy just cutting my fingernails.

4 posted on 02/28/2002 5:54:29 PM PST by DallasMike
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To: DallasMike
LOL---Hahahaaaaaaaaa---funnnnie
5 posted on 02/28/2002 5:59:01 PM PST by Dallas
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To: Dallas
"Just like your neighbors".
6 posted on 02/28/2002 6:02:14 PM PST by Hacksaw
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To: Dallas;*Pittsburgh
BUMP
7 posted on 02/28/2002 6:02:58 PM PST by Hacksaw
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To: FourtySeven
Correction: A man. Please, let's get real.

One of the funniest radio moments ever happened on the Roger Fredinburg show on http://www.talkradionetwork.com/. They use it as a promo during Savage. There is a Trans-sexual or whatever on and when Roger asks "if they have an 'innie' or an 'outtie' ", the answer was "That's a matter of opinion."

?!?!?

8 posted on 02/28/2002 6:04:24 PM PST by StriperSniper
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To: StriperSniper
LOL
9 posted on 02/28/2002 6:07:02 PM PST by FourtySeven
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To: Dallas
One of Felbaum's former husbands, who is now living as a woman, testified at the trial that Felbaum had helped to castrate him after their divorce.

This character has personally hacked off three sets of testicles, including his own. The last set belonged to his/her sixth husband. I bet the four other exes crossed their legs and thanked God they got out in time to save theirs when they heard this news, although any man who'd marry a transsexual ain't got a lick of sense to begin with and should propably never pass their dumbass genes on to anyone.

10 posted on 02/28/2002 6:08:54 PM PST by wimpycat
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To: Dallas
Hey let's face it. This beats having the taxpayers stuck for the surgery. Go for it guys.
11 posted on 02/28/2002 6:09:58 PM PST by holyscroller
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To: Dallas
Only 5 1/2 to 11 years? I guess the judge did cut her some slack...
12 posted on 02/28/2002 6:12:23 PM PST by meyer
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To: Dallas
A story about a man who turned into a woman who married a man who wanted to be half woman and the original man who turned into a woman married other men, one of which turned into a woman.

Good lord, I hope no children are involved. How would one sort out this mess to them?

13 posted on 02/28/2002 6:16:13 PM PST by 3catsanadog
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To: one_particular_harbour
I'm confused.

I don't understand it, neuter....(uh)...neither.

17 posted on 02/28/2002 6:32:39 PM PST by Dallas
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To: Dallas
This is just plain freaky. Sideshow freaky.
18 posted on 02/28/2002 6:39:01 PM PST by Marie Antoinette
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To: Dallas;OWK
Just like your neighbor.
19 posted on 02/28/2002 6:50:57 PM PST by Hacksaw
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To: Dallas
Prosecutors alleged that Felbaum, who castrated herself about 20 years ago, performed the operation on James because she believed he had cheated on her.

Cheated on her/him with what, man, woman or beast?

Stories like this need pics.

"Tammy" made up

Tammy in prison garb.

James in happier times.

20 posted on 02/28/2002 6:53:49 PM PST by csvset
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To: Dallas
performed the operation on James because she believed he had cheated on her.

Did James cheat with a man or another transsexual or with a real woman?

21 posted on 02/28/2002 7:20:26 PM PST by FITZ
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To: one_particular_harbour; riley1992; aggie mama; cheneychick
Now for a new thread "WHAT'S WRONG WITH AMERICAN CASTRATING TRANSEXUALS"
22 posted on 02/28/2002 7:24:03 PM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs
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To: Dallas
This person is sick. But as there is a culture of these people at eunuch.org, I am surprised more of this doesn't happen.
23 posted on 02/28/2002 7:33:02 PM PST by ThreePantherEightyDuce
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To: csvset
They both look kinda "nutty" to me....no pun intended. :)
24 posted on 02/28/2002 7:56:39 PM PST by Sparkvark
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To: Sparkvark
They aren't nutty anymore. They are nut-free.
25 posted on 02/28/2002 8:13:09 PM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
HLL, don't you know that I find this sort of thing very confusing?!
26 posted on 02/28/2002 9:18:30 PM PST by CheneyChick
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To: 3catsanadog
How would one sort out this mess to them?

Has the makings of a new story book for kids. "Johnny has two mommies, er, no, two daddies, er, no ah, two....ah....

27 posted on 02/28/2002 10:46:52 PM PST by paul51
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To: one_particular_harbour; Hillary's Lovely Legs
But Felbaum said her husband castrated himself as she slept to prove he would always be faithful to her.

And I thought my flowers on Valentine's Day were a nice form of symbolism.

28 posted on 03/01/2002 4:55:48 AM PST by riley1992
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