Former Mansfield resident Robert Kosilek, now going by the name Michelle Kosilek, is seeking a state-funded sex-reassignment surgery. sits in Bristol County Superior Court in New Bedford while on trial for the May 1990 murder of his wife Cheryl Kosilek. Robert Kosilek was convicted, as he killed her in their Mansfield condominium and dumped her body at Emerald Square mall in North Attleboro. Kosilek has since been living as a woman, Michelle Kosilek, and has been receiving hormone treatments while serving life in prison. . Kosilek was convicted in the murder, and has been living as a woman, Michelle Kosilek, and receiving hormone treatments while serving life in prison in Massachusetts. On Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ordered Massachusetts to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-change operation for Kosilek. (AP Photo/Lisa Bul, File)
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012 3:45 am
The state Department of Correction will appeal a federal judge's decision to grant a convicted murder and former Mansfield resident a sex-change operation at taxpayer's expense.
Department of Correction spokeswoman Diane Wiffin released a statement today confirming the department will appeal the decision made by U.S. District Court Judge Mark Wolf on Sept 4. Wolf ruled that Michelle Kosliek, who was known as Robert when he murdered his wife Cheryl in 1990, is eligible for a state-funded sex-change operation.
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