Jonathan Kyle Binney, murderer/baby rapist gets death sentence reprieve after gender change

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QuietContraryMary Sat 15-Dec-18 16:01:18

' Binney was convicted on a charge of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor because he sexually assaulted his infant daughter so forcefully that she suffered massive internal injuries. In closing arguments Thursday afternoon, Gowdy showed jurors a graphic color photograph of the damage Binney had done to his daughter. He reminded the panel that Binney had told investigators he killed Southern because he didn’t want to go to prison as a child molester and suffer sexual abuse by other inmates. “Child molesters are weak in prison,” Gowdy said. ”(Binney) wanted to go out with a bigger bang. He wanted to go as a murderer or a rapist because they’re strong in prison.”

Prosecutors also told the jury that Binney was obsessed with child pornography and dark sexual fantasies involving children and adults. Amanda Simmons, a State Law Enforcement Division agent who conducts forensic examinations of computers, testified that she had found more than 20,000 images of adult and child pornography in Binney’s computer.'

'After hearing of Binney’s arrest, Don Thompson (Thompson), Public
Defender for Cherokee County, went to the jail to talk to Binney. Binney told Thompson that he wanted the death penalty, and Thompson told Binney not to talk to the police. Thompson met with Binney again a few days later, and Binney was still determined to get the death penalty '

'He explained that before he was tried for the CSC charge, Bannister, Binney’s lawyer at the time, told him that, if convicted, he would be sentenced to ten years, at the very least. The potential for substantial, future jail time made Binney very anxious. He went to a local shopping center and found a friend who sold him a handgun. He then went to the victim’s house and hid just off the property line and watched the house and looked for activity. Binney never met the victim before the day of the murder. He stayed in the surrounding woods overnight thinking about whether he should just go into the house “to commit suicide or rape someone, or to just shoot all of them and kill [himself].”

'The next morning, he waited until the victim and her husband left the
house and then entered the house through an unlocked window. He cut all the phone lines in the house and put kitchen knives and other possible weapons out of reach. Late that afternoon, the victim came home and found Binney in her bathroom. The victim startled Binney because he did not hear her enter the house. Binney fired the gun in her direction and then chased her out of the house. Once outside, he shot in her direction again to “keep her scared and running” and then ran in the opposite direction into the woods. He ran home and hid under his house, where he was later found by police. In his June 14 statement, Binney requested that he be given the death penalty: “the crime I committed definitely warrants it.”

Anyway, suffice to say after raping his daughter & murdering a woman with the intent to be executed, he's had a change of heart and is now a transwoman called Taylor Alex Cross, and has won a reprieve from the death penalty.

'Through a written contract signed by multiple parties, Binney/Cross agreed to never again appeal the 2002 murder conviction or punishment if sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Binney/Cross also agreed never to seek parole, even if state law is later changed.'

'Reflecting that Binney/Cross identifies as transgender and given the legal name change, defense attorneys used ink pens to correct the typed legal contract between “The State of South Carolina and Taylor Alex Cross, aka Jonathan Kyle Binney” to change all references of “he” to “she.”'

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JAE843 Tue 16-Feb-21 04:31:59

He was not transgender or anything other than a sickening idiot who, by the way, got his own self caught by leaving a written signed confession at the scene of the murder! This state is so backwards, it honestly wouldn't surprise me if they kept that child in the home. The baby's mother should NEVER be allowed to be near children again. To allow this man back in your home after knowing what he did to BOTH partners 3 month old daughter, what the sam hell is wrong with her??!!

JAE843 Tue 16-Feb-21 04:21:32

This is not really that different from what Richard Speck, the student nurse mass murderer/rapist, ending up doing while imprisoned in Illinois. He easily got access to a lot of cash and began ordering female hormones for himself to take and made his appearance as feminine like as possible (most notably a large pair of breasts), and even proceeded to film a skin flick with at least 1 other inmate showing them engaged in sexual activity and doing various illicit drugs off the "feminized" body of Richard Speck. He really lived up to his famous tattoo, "born to raise hell ." Yet another fine citizen who lived off tax money

ThatIsNotMyUsername Tue 12-Jan-21 17:02:12

I was pondering the case in the US today where a female inmate on death row got a stay of execution (looks like it will be commuted to life without parole).

Her back story is pretty horrific - born with learning difficulties and beaten, raped as a child, pimped out by her parents as a child, married off to a half brother, beaten around the head a fair bit, sterilised (not sure if she even gave consent...).

Whatever your views in capital punishment is, this woman never had much of a chance of a life that didn’t involve the extremes of behaviour that lead her to death row.

I wondered what lengths a male in the same situation as her would go to avoid execution (‘trauma’ of by being ‘trapped in the wrong body‘ does seem to have been a factor in some crazy lenient sentencing before now).

DreamingofDalyan Tue 12-Jan-21 04:28:50

This is insane. I watched a documentary about a guy who was in prison for robbery, however he kept getting into fights etc so was put in isolation. He decided he wanted death row as much better prison, good food, more exercise., better cell. So he killed his cell mate and won his fight to go to death row. He is still there as he said could take 20 years to process.
Personally I think we should have desth penalty. Our legal system is a joke. Today its all about the criminals human rights...well what about the victims.
In my opinion anyone male or female who molests a child deserve stronger punishments...rape a baby you deserve to die.
Perhaps if people actually feared the consequences of their actions they would think twice before committing them. Now you could murder someone and be out in a few years.
In my opinion our country is in serious trouble due to weak police force legal system, social services etc and the problems are only going to get worse.
Until we stop pussy footing around scared of repercussions and ignore all the bleeding hearts who are up in arms if there is any talk of punishment its only going to get worse.
My friend is a criminal psychologist and worked in sex crimes and some of the stories i heard would put you. your head away. The government money spent on rehabilitation for them to get out and do it again. Makes me so angry. I would not be wasting money on trying to rehabilitate and I would ensure cells were cells not cushy hotel rooms. If you dont pay for your crime what is going to attempt to deter you from repeating it.

user1471565182 Tue 12-Jan-21 04:15:47

Awww ffs why did this appear in trending a month later? should have read the dates

user1471565182 Tue 12-Jan-21 04:12:07

I cant find any decent infomation about this case. What actually happened with the sentence being changed (without the transobsessed angle)?

2Rebecca Sun 13-Dec-20 20:47:05

Zombie. Best to avoid posting so old threads don't get pulled

SunsetBeetch Sun 13-Dec-20 20:41:59


Never happens. Did you misgender her? Nothing to see here.

I'll add this to the thread...

Shannonlee1120 Sun 13-Dec-20 20:38:14

I know this is bit later than the other comments but I have to vent..How the hell was this guy going to get less than 10 years for brutally raping a 3 MONTH OLD?? WTH??!! Men who rape women get more than that! And then he's allowed to change gender? Which then somehow lessens his offenses? Where is the justice in any of this?! He should suffer, as A MALE, until he dies. This just gives him a reprieve again just like he was able to post bond after Raping his 3 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER?! I'm sorry but child molesters, child rapests & child killers should just be locked up for life & have the key thrown away!! There is no help or reform for them...their minds are warped & they CANNOT BE CURED! I AM APPALED AT EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS CASE! AND I AM OFFENDED!!!! Sorry, I had to get that off my chest!

DumplingsAndStew Fri 16-Oct-20 01:23:41

Sorry this was on the trending feed.

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Squidzilla Tue 29-Sep-20 12:02:06

It would probably be called unbelievable because he’s still listed as male in the SC prison system:

Runnersos Tue 29-Sep-20 09:32:55

It is just another example of a person who will abuse these laws for their own benefit. But celebrities, who are full on TWAW, will ignore these cases because it doesn't fit the narrative.

Oxyiz Tue 29-Sep-20 09:05:37

Jesus. I missed this at the time.

This one case alone should have shaken the concept of self-id to its core.

If you wrote a story of a killer like this it would be called unbelievable.

thinkingaboutLangCleg Tue 29-Sep-20 08:50:37

Why is no one mentioning the obvious, massive incentive for violent sex offenders to put on woman like a Teflon shield to open the door to all kinds of pandering and special treatment, and how utterly and revoltingly disrespectful and dismissing this is to actual women?


BovaryX Tue 29-Sep-20 08:40:52

He should be executed. And he has managed to swerve the verdict? Sickening.

Lisa1994 Tue 29-Sep-20 03:34:21

The PIG is a HE.! Duuuuuuhh. Not a female. Duuuhhh

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midsomermurderess Fri 19-Jun-20 06:13:27

There is no such thing as 'first-degree criminal sexual conduct' in this country.

bd67thSaysReinstateLangCleg Fri 29-May-20 04:57:37

Some prisons help solve this problem by... granting permission to allow women who requests it to take the morning after pill, if needed.

I started to cry when I read that. To lock women up with these rapists and then offer the morning after pill proves that these bastards know exactly what they are condemning the women to.

There aren't enough words in the dictionary to express my horror, sorrow, and disgust.

bd67thSaysReinstateLangCleg Fri 29-May-20 04:53:34

@Skyzalimit FPFW were instructing lawyers over that Indy article and it was amended. The Ministry of Justice published figures supporting FPFW. But you know, Nic Williams is only a PhD-educated scientist who might just know a thing or two about valid scientific methods.

TheProdigalKittensReturn Wed 04-Mar-20 08:44:07

It’s RODRGD: Rapid Onset Death Row Gender Dysphoria.

Oh, I like you, I like you very much.

At what point is someone in the legal system going to stop and go "you know, people accused of violent crime may as a whole not be the most trustworthy individuals, and this may mean that taking them at their word without question is ill advised"?

wellbehavedwomen Sat 22-Feb-20 05:38:54

@Skyzalimit 95% of prisoners are male in the UK. Over 98% of sex offenders are male: over 13500 men are in jail for sexual offences, and fewer than 130 women. That means that 4 years ago, when there were very few transwomen in jail compared to now, transwomen would need to number 16 million in the population to commit sexual offences at female rates. Pretending that women commit the same offences is just bullshit. The fact people scramble for Myra Hindley, who was the sidekick to a male killer active 60 years ago, and both of whom died some time ago, simply proves how rare such women are. Men, and you'd have a smorgasbord of options to cite.

1 in 50 male prisoners now identify as trans according to Ministry of Justice statistics. Rhona Hotchkiss, SNP MP and former Prison Governor, has stated that there are now more transwomen sex offenders in British prisons than women sex offenders. There are 32 million women in the country, and fewer are in jail for sex offences than transwomen, from a population that has been estimated at 200 thousand.

The problem isn't trans people. Transmen pose no more risk than women and transwomen pose no more risk than men. Transpeople commit crimes at their biological rates and you should no more claim that all transwomen are a risk than you should claim all men are. In most contexts, they're not. But that is why we need to safeguard against male presence where women are vulnerable, by having single sex spaces. Transwomen clearly fall under the male category, whether you categorise by biology, or patterns of offending. Either way, it's very simple to reduce women's risk: exclude anyone male.

The problem is a fantasy that a man can say, "I'm a woman" and miraculously pose the same risk as a woman. Male patterned violence is overwhelmingly more prevalent. Allowing males to ID out of crimes and into women's prisons (where most prisoners are there for financial crimes, in contrast to male prisons, where most inmates are there for crimes of violence) is an abuse of women. Whose feelings matter too.

The majority of women prisoners have been subjected to male sexual violence before. All the independent prison reform charities are very clear that males present in their spaces are a cause of distress, fear, and for some real trauma, whether or not there is sexual harassment or threat. And there is very clear evidence of numerous rapes and frequent harassment, in every jurisdiction that has allowed this policy.

It treats women as disposable.

This man raped his own baby and killed another woman. He is not a woman. He is a man.

SetYourselfOnFire Sat 22-Feb-20 05:35:51

Why do transwomen who commit sexual crimes against children keep getting a break in court because they're trans? This is at least the fifth time I've seen a case like this. What the fuck is going on?

BillHadersNewWife Sat 22-Feb-20 05:30:57

I tell you what...if I were in prison and they put a person with a penis in there, I'd be going on hunger strike till' they took him out.

I'm very accepting of transwomen in general but they're not sharing my spaces with penises intact. NO way.

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