‘I would do it again’: Transgender murder suspect appears to have no remorse after slaying of parents

After allegedly killing his parents, a reportedly “transgender” man was said to have zero remorse in his statement to police.

“I would do it again. I hate them.”

(Video: KUTV)

Just outside St. George in Washington, Utah Tuesday night, 28-year-old Mia Bailey, who’d legally had his name changed from Collin, was suspected of breaking into his parents’ home. It was there, according to court documents and police statements that, shortly after 7 p.m., he was alleged to have murdered his 70-year-old father, Joseph Bailey, and his 69-year-old mother, Gail Bailey.

The confusion of the suspect’s identity was immediately evident in police dispatch recordings shared by KUTV as the name Collin was presented and it was noted that the man went by Mia as officers attempted to discern who the suspect was and who had called in the shooting.

According to the court documents, Bailey, charged with 11 felony counts after his Wednesday arrest, had broken into the home, shot his father in the head and his mother three times before proceeding downstairs to the room of his brother and brother’s wife.

While they remained locked inside, the suspect was said to have fired through the door before fleeing the scene after which he was arrested in St. George after police located him with a firearm pointed at his own head.

After putting the community on alert, St. George Police Officer Tiffany Mitchell released a video statement on Facebook disclosing, “We have some good news. We have the suspect in custody. Everyone is safe. No one else was injured.”

Court documents referred to the suspect by his legal name and legally-changed gender and indicated that, “Mia told officers that she went to the residence with the intent to kill her parents. Mia stated ‘I would do it again. I hate them.'”

KUTV indicated that Bailey was being held in Purgatory Correctional Facility for observation and that a decision had not been made as to whether he would be kept with males or females after being charged with 11 felony counts that included seven for discharge of a firearm, one for aggravated burglary and three for aggravated murder.

The incident occurred only one day after Michael Patrick Leahy, editor-in-chief of the Tennessee Star and CEO of Star News Digital Media had appeared in court in Nashville for a “show cause hearing” to defend against a possible contempt of court charge.

Leahy had published excerpts from the writings of the killer of six people, including three nine-year-old children at the Covenant School on March 27, 2023. Since then, there have been legal battles underway to release the writings of the woman who believed herself a man and some of those documents had been leaked, triggering an investigation into who may have been responsible.

Kevin Haggerty


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