A transgender teenager who said he brutally murdered his parents because of his issues with gender identity was sentenced to 40 years in jail.
On October 31, 2016, Andrea Balcer, then 17, stabbed his parents, Alice and Antonio Balcer, to death at their home in Winthrop, Maine. Balcer claimed his mother had molested him for years and his father had physically and mentally abused him.
According to centralmaine.com, Balcer, born Andrew Balcer, plunged “a hunting knife into his mother’s back as she comforted him in his bedroom. He then slew his father and the family’s Chihuahua because it would not stop barking; he left his older brother Christopher alone. A 911 recording previously played in court almost a year ago recorded Balcer saying he stabbed his father when his father awakened after hearing his wife’s scream. His father fled into the bedroom, where Balcer stabbed him, leaving his father dead face-up on the floor.
Balcer had claimed in September 2018, “I wanted to grow up and be a woman. They kind of sat me down and told me and kind of physically forced into me that that was something that was not acceptable. I spent however many years being raised as a boy, as a man. It was drilled into me what men do, what they’re supposed to be. I was never raised the way I wanted to be. So I am conflicted between the person that I was raised to be and the person who I want to be.” – READ MORE