Pennsylvania transsexual convicted of castrating husband pleads guilty to threatening prosecutors – The Associated Press

Butler, Pennsylvania: A transsexual convicted in the castration death of her husband pleaded guilty to threatening prosecutors and spitting on a Pennsylvania state trooper.

Authorities said Tammy Felbaum mailed letters from her state prison cell threatening to kill B.T. Fullerton, the Butler County prosecutor who tried her homicide case. Felbaum penned similar letters to Judge William Shaffer, who convicted her, and then-District Attorney Timothy McCune, who now is a county judge, prosecutors said.

Felbaum, 48, is serving a 5 1/2- to 11-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and unauthorized practice of medicine in the February 2001 death of her sixth husband, James Felbaum.

She said she wrote the letters to draw attention to what she insists was an unfair prosecution.

Tammy Felbaum also was accused of spitting at a state trooper taking her to a hearing. In subsequent hearings, Felbaum wore a face mask, spit shield and shackles to avoid further disturbances.