Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, Jun 3, 2021 / 13:50 pm
Five days after the Canary Islands, an autonomous community of Spain, passed a law recognizing transgender identity, Jonathan Robayna, who pleaded guilty to killing his cousin in 2018 and has had several complaints of sexual harassment of women lodged against him, claimed he feels like a woman, and could possibly serve his time in a women’s prison.
Jonathan de Jesús Robayna Santana is on trial for the murder of his cousin Vanessa Santana in 2018 on Fuerteventura. On the first day of the trial he pleaded guilty to killing her with at least 30 hammer blows while she was sleeping, but he also asked to be treated as a woman and to be called Lorena.
Robayna denied that after he killed his cousin he subjected the body to sexual acts, arguing: "I am a woman, and I don’t want to be with a girl, but with a man," the Diario de Fuerteventura reported.
Robayna's claim to a gender change was questioned by both the Canary Institute of Equality and the victim's family.