Spokane jury finds Donna Perry guilty of murder


The jury has found Donna Perry guilty on all three counts of first-degree murder. 

Donna Perry, formerly Douglas Perry, is a 65-year-old transgender woman charged with first-degree murder in the killings of 26-year-old Yolanda A. Sapp, 34-year-old Nickie I. Lowe, and 38-year-old Kathy A. Brisbois. They were all shot during a four-month span in 1990. Perry had gender reassignment surgery in 2000, a procedure prosecutors contend she underwent to avoid suspicion. 

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When Perry was convicted in a federal court for being a felon in possession of a firearm, her DNA was entered into a national database and that linked her to the three unsolved murders. 

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