Former US Prisoner To Face Spokane Murder Charges

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A woman who recently completed her sentence on a federal weapons charge is back in Spokane to face charges she killed three women in 1990.

At the time of the killings, Donna Perry was a man named Douglas Perry. She was booked into the Spokane County Jail on Friday and will face a judge next week.

Detectives say DNA links Perry to the murders of three prostitutes between February and May 1990: Yolanda Sapp, Nickie Lowe and Kathleen Brisbois. Each was shot to death.

The cases went cold for years and were once thought to be connected to Spokane serial killer Robert Yates. Detectives started working on the case again in 2005 and said they linked them to Perry in 2012.

Perry underwent gender reassignment surgery in Thailand in 2000. It wasn't immediately clear if she has a lawyer.

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