A New Zealand corrections spokesperson revealed that a transgender woman with over 200 previous criminal convictions maybe transferred to a woman’s prison to serve her sentence.
The suspect, Blaine Maney, 47, from Rotorua, New Zealand, who was born ‘Wayne,’ but changed her name after transitioning, is said to have tortured all three women for over two hours a piece, and stabbed a woman with a used hypodermic needle containing HIV.
One victim repeatedly lost consciousness during the ordeal.
According to Women Are Human, Maney lost his home during the Housing New Zealand meth contamination testing scandal, which affected an estimated 830 people.
Following the loss of his home, Maney moved to a room at a woman’s house on February 18, 2018.
The next day she allegedly called the homeowner “white skanky trash” after she thought the homeowner had stolen her belongings.
She then smashed the homeowner’s phone against a brick wall in retaliation for the alleged theft.
The day after the alleged theft, the homeowner brought some friends back with her. Maney accused the homeowner and her friends of stealing his cigarettes and said, “I see you have your thieving friends here again,”
before threatening one of the housemate’s friends with a knife, then throwing a crystal bowl, mug, and pedestal fan at the women.
He then held a used hypodermic needle to the head of one of the guests saying that it contained HIV threatening to use it so that he could have his cigarettes returned.
In May of the same year, Maney accused another woman of stealing his belongings.
When the accused woman denied stealing Maney’s things, Maney tossed the woman onto the floor before punching and kicking her.
Maney, who was diagnosed with Hepatitis C, repeatedly stabbed the prostrate woman in the leg with a used hypodermic needle.
During the assault, Maney referred to the woman as “n****r b****” and would splash water in her face whenever she lost consciousness due to the punishment inflicted upon her.
Maney struck the woman in the head with a door to prevent her from escaping and made her clean up her own blood and broken glass.
She threatened to have her killed by a gang called the “Mongrel Mob.” Maney then twice violated his parole conditions by driving the woman to two separate locations before she managed to escape to a daycare center where she was able to call the police.
The following month, on June 7, Maney accused another woman of stealing crystal meth, telling her “you won’t be leaving this house alive.”
When the woman denied the accusations, Maney lost her temper and flung the woman into a chair before kicking her repeatedly.
As the woman tried to escape, Maney “poked” her in the back of the head with a knife. Maney then stabbed her in the head and arm multiple times then gripped her hair, shook her about, and proceeded to beat her with a broom.
Every time the woman made a noise during the assault, Maney would stab her in the arm with a pair of scissors.
She then forced the woman to clean up her blood with her clothes before stripping her down to her underwear and forcing her to watch him burn her personal belongings including passport and phone.
Maney later realized that she hadn’t stolen the drugs, but she had forgotten that they had been stashed in his underwear.
Again, Maney threatened to have the woman killed by his connections in the Mongrel Mob gang.
Later that month, Maney was arrested on a cannabis charge but pleaded guilty to other charges relating to her crime spree, including assault with a weapon, unlawful detention, wounding with intent to injure, threatening to kill, theft, and threatening to do GBH.
Maney was sentenced to six years and eight months behind bars by judge, Tony Snell. Due to Maney’s guilty plea and offer to partake in restorative justice meetings with the victims–who were too terrified to come forward–had qualified her for a sentence reduction in spite of his priors and the severity of her crimes.
The judge found, that due to Maney’s severe methamphetamine addiction, he had been “operating under a distorted reality.”
As Maney’s crimes were not of a explicitly sexual nature, she could qualify for a transfer to a women’s prison.
A New Zealand “Corrections spokesperson said inmates are entitled to apply for transfer to a prison that matches their “gender identity,” provided they have not been convicted of serious sex crimes against members of the sex with which they identify and request to be housed,” reports Women are Human.
Since the ordeals, one victim had permanent hair loss, while another fled the region out of fears for her safety.