A Man Was Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murdering His Transgender Activist Wife

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A Massachusetts man pleaded guilty on Thursday to murdering his wife, the transgender activist Christa Steele-Knudslien, in their Berkshires home in 2018.

Mark Steele-Knudslien, 49, admitted to striking his 42-year-old wife with a hammer after an argument and then stabbing her on the evening of Jan. 4, 2018.

An autopsy found Christa died from a loss of blood due to a stab wound to the torso, as well as multiple blunt force traumas to the head.

Mark then took himself to a police station the next day and asked to be arrested, saying he had “done something very bad.”

In the basement of their North Adams home, police found Christa’s body wrapped in a tarp.

First Assistant Berkshire District Attorney Karen Bell told the court that the couple had been sleeping on an air mattress when Christa yelled at Mark for moving too much, according to the Berkshire Eagle newspaper. He then “snapped” because he felt belittled.

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Article URL: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/transgender-murder-wife-christa-steele-knudslien

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