AUSTRIA: Trans-Identified Male Admits to Murdering Elderly Man After Dispute Over “Gender”

An unidentified man who identifies as a “woman” has admitted to the brutal murder of an elderly man in the Braunau district of Austria. The assailant, a 24 year-old nurse from Slovakia, repeatedly stabbed his 82 year-old patient last week, resulting in the elderly man’s death from internal bleeding.

The murder occurred on the evening of October 5 at the victim’s home, where the nurse was providing on-call care. Due to Austria’s strict privacy laws, the identity of the victim is not known, but it has been revealed that the nurse had been working under the masculine name “Paul” and was active in LGBT groups in Vienna.

While the motive for the crime was initially unclear, it was later revealed that the nurse attacked the bedridden pensioner after the topic of the nurse’s gender identity was brought up. He went to the kitchen and retrieved multiple knives, stabbing the man five times in the chest and an unknown amount of times in the man’s head. Following the attack, “Paul” called the victim’s stepdaughter, who immediately alerted the police.

Emergency responders initially found the man alive and attempted to stabilize him, but the victim died of his injuries at the crime scene.

The nurse was immediately arrested, but was taken to the psychiatric unit at the Kepler University Hospital at Neuromed after demonstrating extreme aggression and “massive psychological abnormalities.” Staff initially believed he was under the influence of drugs due to his behavior, but a blood test only found alcohol in his system.

On Friday afternoon, police interrogated the nurse on what took place prior to the murder. He immediately admitted to the killing, and claimed the attack had been the result of the victim “teasing” him due to his gender identity.

Alois Ebner, a spokesperson for the public prosecutor’s office, has speculated that the perpetrator has some mental health issues, and a borderline personality disorder is suspected.

“Paul” has since been transferred from the psychiatric ward to regular detention where he is awaiting a hearing for the murder.


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Genevieve Gluck

Genevieve is the Co-Founder of Reduxx, and the outlet's Chief Investigative Journalist with a focused interest in pornography, sexual predators, and fetish subcultures. She is the creator of the podcast Women's Voices, which features news commentary and interviews regarding women's rights.

Genevieve Gluck
Genevieve Gluck
Genevieve is the Co-Founder of Reduxx, and the outlet's Chief Investigative Journalist with a focused interest in pornography, sexual predators, and fetish subcultures. She is the creator of the podcast Women's Voices, which features news commentary and interviews regarding women's rights.
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