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D.C. man sentenced to 10 years for stabbing transgender woman 40 times

Monday, January 13, 2014

WASHINGTON — A D.C. man who stabbed a transgender woman 40 times last summer after an argument about sex was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday.

Michael McBride, 23, had previously pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in connection with the June 21, 2013 attack on Bree Wallace, a 29-year-old transgender woman.

McBride had exchanged text messages and phone calls with Wallace in the lead up to the assault, and on the day it happened, officials say he met with her at an abandoned home in Southeast D.C. to have sex, reported WJLA-TV.

Prosecutors say that the suspect and victim got into a verbal argument about sex that escalated into a physical altercation.

During the fight, McBride stabbed Wallace more than three dozen times.

After his prison term, McBride will also serve five years of supervised release and receive mental health services.

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54 more reader comments:

  1. Only fucking 10 years?

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:17pm
  2. Ikr, it's unbelievable... in a western country.

    Replied on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:19pm
  3. I hate that kind of shit.

    Replied on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:20pm
  4. he should have gotten life…i guess a life of someone who is not of the “norm” is less worthy

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:18pm
  5. apparently.

    Replied on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:20pm
  6. :(

    Replied on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:20pm
  7. 10 years? And he can get out when? Terrible!

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:19pm
  8. What is norm for stabbing someone 40 times?

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:19pm
  9. That’s it? But I bet if it was a hetero woman he’d get life

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:19pm
  10. Exactly.

    Replied on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:24pm
  11. 10?!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:19pm
  12. I guess they’re saving all the harsh rulings for trans folk who defend themselves.

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:19pm
  13. Outrageous!

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:20pm
  14. At least he got something!! Too many guilty people get to walk away as it is…

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:20pm
  15. how wasn’t he charged with attempted murder. there are people with drug charges with longer prison terms. this country needs to sort out its priority’s

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:21pm
  16. He should have at least gotten 25 years

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:21pm
  17. 10 years that’s it???? WTH

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:21pm
  18. That just makes me sick!

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:22pm
  19. well hope he gets taken out inside then

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:23pm
  20. Im glad that hes going to jail but it needs to be longer than ten years

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:24pm
  21. 10years? That’s it? Wtf?

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:25pm
  22. I can’t even believe that 1person liked this 55 now liking it, doesn’t say a lot about people think about a human life

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:26pm
  23. Too bad Dexter is a fictional character. :-(

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:27pm
  24. 10years?! That’s it?

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:27pm
  25. Liking means acknowledging …

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:27pm
  26. Why not life!?!?

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:31pm
  27. Yet a man sits in jail for having a personal amount of marijuana hahaha okay

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:33pm
  28. That’s it

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:33pm
  29. Only 10 years?

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:34pm
  30. If the assault and murder were of a white male, man oh man, there would be life, maybe double life…

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:35pm
  31. Good Riddance!

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:38pm
  32. OF COURSE!

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:38pm
  33. hope he gets plenty of stabbing inside

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:39pm
  34. 10 years? That is absolute bullshit! DEATH PENALTY!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:40pm
  35. If it was a hetero it would most def. be life… smh

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:41pm
  36. That’s it? Is this called justice?

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:42pm
  37. That’s it? Nice to know everyone’s equal… *cue extensive eye rolling*

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:43pm
  38. How about 10 years per stab.

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:44pm
  39. Only ten? Really? Sick…

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:51pm
  40. At least one year for every stab. This isn’t justice

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:59pm
  41. Not enough time. Was there discretion at sentencing? Or was it mandatory?

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 8:00pm
  42. 10 years. That’s nothing. Wow how sad.

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 8:17pm
  43. only 10 years should have been a year at least for each stab woud she had on her body

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 8:20pm
  44. Just ten years? Shit a bag of weed gets you 20 for fucks sake yet stabbing a human being violently gets you only ten?!

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 8:32pm
  45. Should get life with no possibility of parole.

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 8:46pm
  46. 10 years for a hate crime involving 40 stab wounds?? wtf

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:06pm
  47. It should have been longer!

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:06pm
  48. euthanize that man… as inhumanely as possible.

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:12pm
  49. Capital punishment !

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:16pm
  50. It should be a lot longer considering the crime

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:18pm
  51. Should off been at least 1 year for every time he stabbed the poor woman.

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:27pm
  52. I guess a trans woman’s life is worth only ten years? Absolutely disgusted with his sentence!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:27pm
  53. Only 10???

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:32pm
  54. Why is shit like this flying by with people? This is psychotic and insane that trans people just get swept under the rug like this. Lock this fucker up for life.

    Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 9:35pm