Who is Skylar DeLeon – Gender Reassigned Power Rangers Actor Who Was Given the Death Sentence

Skylar DeLeon from the American TV series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (MMPR)  is sentenced to death for a crime that he committed in 2004. Skylar DeLeon is the stage name for the Power Rangers actor and the original name is John Julius Jacobson Jr. The actor has a shocking story of stardom and has many grey episodes in his life. 

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Origin of Skylar DeLeon

Skylar DeLeon
Skylar DeLeon in Power Rangers

Skylar DeLeon AKA John Julius Jacobson Jr. was born on August 12, 1979, in California, and changed his name twice. He claimed that his father abused him. The actor later appeared in many children’s series and commercials. The actor had a short-lived success with a small role in Power Rangers where he played the character of Roger. He also joined the US Navy at the age of 20 and was later discharged for an unauthorized absence of fifteen days. 

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Crimes committed and their reasons

Skylar DeLeon
Skylar DeLeon, from Power Rangers actor to gender reassignment to death sentence

Skylar Deleon, along with their ex-wife Jennifer Henderson, was going through a hard time and was severely in huge debt. They were convicted of the murder of Yacht owners Thomas and Jackie Hawks. The actor tied the owner of the yacht up aboard their $435,000, 55-foot yacht, and forced them to sign sales documents. He/She strapped them to an anchor and threw them overboard on November 15, 2004. 

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Reason for changing the gender

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Skylar Julius Deleon changes his name to Skylar Preciosa Deleon

The Power Rangers actor was on ABC News in 2009 and revealed that they are attracted to women exclusively, but identified as a woman for many years. “I’m not attracted to guys. But I wanted the surgery, and I knew I 100 percent wanted the surgery. But I only like females.” 

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In 2019, The Power Rangers actor changed his gender to female and renamed himself officially from Skylar Julius Deleon to Skylar Preciosa Deleon. The case investigations find that DeLeon was researching the surgery before committing the vicious murders.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is now streaming on Netflix.

Source: Marca/ Ranker/ Heavy

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