Three transgender killer returns to jail for sex crimes

A transgender Australian three-time murderer returned to the back of the bar last week after being arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a young man.

Regina Kaye Arthurell, 75, officially known as Reginald, appeared in court Friday afternoon after being arrested by police in Campbelltown, New South Wales (NSW).

Police arrested Arthurrell after a young man reported the murder. Arthur Rell was charged with four counts of sexual contact without consent. The suspect will not apply for bail and will be tried on February 4.

The indictment will be filed eight months after Arthurrell’s sentence for the 1995 killing of former fiancĂ© Bennett Mulhall expired in May 2021.

Since then, Transgender Killers have been subject to a two-year Extended Supervision Order (ESO) with over 40 conditions, including requirements for electronic monitoring.

Arthurrell’s lawyer argued that it was unnecessary and oppressive.

Australian police tape
Police lines can be seen outside the house where 4-year-old Creos Smith was found in Carnarvon, Australia, on November 3, 2021. (Tamatis Smith / Getty Images)

In 1974, Arthurel, then identified as a man at the age of 28, used a carving knife to stab his stepfather Thomas Sawton, 49, in New South Wales and then fled.

Seven years later, in 1981, Arthurel and his accomplices robbed and killed 19-year-old naval officer Ross Browning. The amputated body was found in a scrub 35 km (22 miles) east of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory (NT).

Northern Territory police said the murder was the “most vicious” they had seen, but the two murder trials were withdrawn and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. reported by

When Arthurrell was released on parole in February 1997, he beat his fiancé Mulhall with a piece of wood at his home in Coonabarabran, central New South Wales.

Mulhall’s corrupt body was discovered by his brother Paul Quinn, who had long been afraid of Arthurel’s re-anger.

“These people are committing exorbitant crimes that exclude them from society,” Quinn said. I told the radio station 2GB May 2021.

“The first thing judges really need to consider is how to reintegrate these people into society.”

“No. They should stay in jail for the rest of their lives.”

Alcohol was involved in all three killings committed before Arthurel’s birth name, Reginald Kenneth Arthurrel, was identified as transgender during detention.

Three murderers, according to The New Zealand Herald New transgender status Published in May 2021, photos of various colored wigs with the caption “Hello, I’m Regina” were posted on social media.

Arthurrell is currently blind in one eye and has other health problems, including severe hand tremor.

AAP contributed to this report.

Nina Nguyen


Nina Nguyen is a Sydney-based Vietnamese reporter with a focus on Australian news. Contact her at [email protected]