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Transgender Biological Male Accused of Killing Parents in Utah Says He Would 'Do it Again'

Police have been careful not to "misgender" him.

Transgender Biological Male Accused of Killing Parents in Utah Says He Would 'Do it Again'

A biological man who identifies as a transgender woman is accused of gunning down his parents and confessing that he would "do it again."

"Mia" Bailey, 28, was arrested in St. George, Utah, on Wednesday morning after a several-hour manhunt.

“I would do it again. I hate them,” he allegedly told police, according to a report from KSLTV, who obtained the arrest affidavit.

Bailey recently changed his name and gender with the state, so Utah identifies him as a "woman."

Police say that Bailey had gone to the home intending to kill his parents and brother.

According to the local report, "Bailey’s brother said he fled from the home and called 911 at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday, documents state. He made the call from a neighbor’s house after he and his wife left the scene."

The report adds:

Responding officers arrived to find Bailey’s mother, Gail Bailey, and father Joseph Bailey deceased inside the home, along with multiple spent shell casings from a handgun. Her mother sustained four gunshot wounds and her father sustained two.

The document states police were tipped off and sent to Horseman Park and River Road just before 2 a.m. where they spotted Mia Bailey and commanded her to stop. She instead retrieved a handgun from her waistband and “placed it to her head, continuing to walk away from officers.”

Officers lost sight of her as she continued to walk into thick brush in a ravine nearby. The documents state that agencies set up containment to secure the area and attempt to locate Mia Bailey but were not successful.

He was eventually found and arrested in a field near the Red Cliffs Utah Temple around 8 a.m.

“Mia openly describes her hatred of her brother,” court documents state. “Mia also describes strained relationships with multiple other family members. Multiple family members told law enforcement that they were afraid of Mia. These family members all sought alternative lodging for the night to ensure their safety.”

Bailey has been charged with three first-degree felony counts of aggravated murder, one count of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony; and seven counts of felony discharge of a firearm, according to the report.

Washington City Police Department Lt. Kory Klotz stressed to the media that Bailey will be handled "fairly" — likely pointing this out because he identifies as a woman. He was also careful not to "misgender" him.

“This isn’t the end for her, right?” he said. “We want to make sure that she knows that we’re going to treat her in the correct way and in a fair way and make sure our justice system is followed and that she gets the respect that she needs.”

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