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Court Deals Blow to Murderer Seeking Sex Change

Overturns 2012 ruling in hotly debated case of Michelle Kosilek

(Newser) - A sharply divided federal appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder. Michelle Kosilek, born Robert Kosilek, is serving a life sentence for killing wife Cheryl Kosilek in 1990. Kosilek has waged a protracted legal battle for surgery she... More »

Massachusetts Must Pay for Murderer's Sex Change

Michelle Kosilek, born Robert Kosilek, was convicted of killing wife in 1990

(Newser) - Massachusetts taxpayers are officially on the hook for a transgender murderer's sex-reassignment surgery. US District Judge Mark Wolf today ruled in the case of Michelle Kosilek , who was born as a man but has received hormone treatments and lives as a woman in an all-male prison. Robert Kosilek was... More »

Transgender Con Upset Over Fading Femininity

Killer suing for surgery wants more treatment

(Newser) - A prisoner who has sued for a sex-change operation has complained that treatments to feminize her body have stopped, the AP reports. “My breasts have shrunk, genitals have regained previous size, facial hair is thicker,” Michelle Kosilek, formerly Robert, wrote in a letter to the court considering the... More »

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