Saturday, July 21, 2018

Imagine if Zhe Had a Gun!

7/9/18 Sydney Morning Herald:
A woman who allegedly attacked three people with an axe wrote in a "heated" social media conversation an hour beforehand that "most people deserve to die ... one day I'm going to kill a lot of people", a court has heard.
Evie Amati, 26, was armed with an axe and an 18-centimetre kitchen knife when she walked 450 metres from her home to the 7-Eleven service station in Enmore just before 2.19am on January 7, 2017.
She allegedly did a lap of the store and talked briefly to Ben Rimmer, who had stopped to buy a pie on his way home, before she swung the axe into his face with such force it fractured his nasal bone, eye socket and cheekbone and caused him to fall to the ground.It is alleged Ms Amati then turned to Sharon Hacker, who was leaving the store after buying milk, and swung the axe into the back of her head, fracturing the base of her skull....
At 1.55am, less than 30 minutes before the axe attack, she updated her Facebook status: "Humans are only able to destroy, to hate, so that is what I shall do."
Ms Amati's barrister Charles Waterstreet said there was no dispute that his client's body had committed the axe attack, but the question to be decided was what was happening in her mind.
"It's not whether the body of Evie Amati was guilty of the charges, but whether the mind, brain, soul of Evie Amati bore any legal or moral responsibility for the body's actions," Mr Waterstreet said....
He said Ms Amati, who was born a man, began taking hormones in 2012 to transition to a woman but the drugs had a significant effect on her state of mind.
He said Ms Amati's mental state deteriorated in 2015, when she had surgery in Thailand to complete her transition to a woman, and she began to experience visions, hallucinations and suicidal and homicidal ideation.

2 comments:

Eskyman said...

From the article: "He said Ms Amati, who was born a man, began taking hormones in 2012 to transition to a woman but the drugs had a significant effect on her state of mind.

He said Ms Amati's mental state deteriorated in 2015, when she had surgery in Thailand to complete her transition to a woman, and she began to experience visions, hallucinations and suicidal and homicidal ideation."

Translation: This man was mentally ill, got even more so when he took drugs to try to change himself into a woman; he could not accept that he'll always remain a man regardless of his outward appearance, and he is now a homicidal maniac.

The story should also include the fact that no one in the medical profession offered him help for his mental illness, but pandered to his illness and accepted his money, while turning him into a freak.

He should be locked up in an asylum, as there is no telling if he'll ever regain sanity.

Windy Wilson said...

Eskyman, so in other words he did make the final cut in the process of becoming a woman, and found that he missed what Woody Allen implied was his favorite organ in "Sleeper". If he had imagined himself a wolf, no one would have given him hormones to grow fur and surgery to have claws and walk more easily on all fours. I hope we can pass through Heinlein's "Crazy Years" more quickly than we seem to be doing now.