Convicted murderer set to undergo NHS-funded sex change with taxpayer money
Paris Green will undergo a full gender reassignment surgery in England, and the taxpayer will be picking up the bill.
In 2013, Green, 26, was jailed for killing Robert Shankland, who she sexually assaulted and tortured for several hours with two accomplices, Kevin McDonagh and Dean Smith, as reported by Daily Record.
The transgender killer, who was born Peter Laing but has identified as female since 2011, is to have a sex-change operation in England costing the taxpayer £22,000.
Under regular guard, Green will be moved from her cell to a hospital in London.
"I am having the op, and pretty soon. The letter has went out [sic] to the surgeon asking him to take on my case," she wrote from the women’s wing of HMP Edinburgh, where the prison authorities allowed her to live.
Pauline Bell, the 46-year-old sister of Shankland, slammed the move.
“She should not be getting the operation on the NHS. It’s not lifesaving treatment. She took somebody’s life away and destroyed a family,” Bell said, according to Daily Mail.
She added: "She destroyed my mum’s life and now she is being given this treatment so she can feel better?
"The Prison Service says it’s about human rights – but she took away someone’s human rights in the worst possible way. I’ve got absolute sympathy for transgender people. Let them have the operation. But not her."
Shankland's mother, Mary, 74, said: "Green doesn’t know the meaning of the word remorse. She shouldn’t get the operation, especially when so many people need vital treatment on the NHS – and they’re not getting it. But the authorities are jumping through hoops for her."
Green and her friends, Kevin McDonagh and Dean Smith lured Shankland to her flat.
The trio then tied him up and tortured him for several hours, beating him so badly they left a footprint on his neck. They also sexually assaulted him with a rolling pin.
Shankland passed away because of either suffocation or blunt force injuries.
The judge described the attack as “utterly depraved.”
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