Dentist who killed wife wants sex change

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Mark van N., the dentist who confessed to killing his wife and mutilated the teeth of some 100 patients, wants to die.

Van N. was on a French warrant accusing him of patient mutilation. However, the Dutch doctor was deported to the Netherlands after he suddenly and confessed to killing his wife in 2006, a crime for which he was not a suspect.

"I have a 100 percent death wish" he told the court in Amsterdam. Van N. has been struggling with transgender issues since he was ten. He wants to be a woman.

The judge must decide whether Van N. will be extradited to France. He worked in France as a dentist for several years. The French Justice wants to prosecute Van N for, among other things, aggravated assault.

Van N. feels that he is in the wrong body, which has made his live a living hell for 40 years, he told the court. "I hope every night that I don't wake up the next morning."

The court will rule on the extradition on November 7th.

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