Kosilek Seeks More Than $800,000 in Legal Fees
Convicted killer Michelle Kosilek, formerly of Mansfield, filed papers through his lawyers to get back legal fees from the state.
Michelle Kosilek's lawyers are asking the state to provide $806,000 in legal costs occured during his case to have a state-provided sex change operation.
Michelle, when known as Robert Kosilek killed his wife, Cheryl, while living in Mansfield in 1990.
Recently, U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled the state has to pay for Kosilek's sex change operation and said legal fees have to be paid, according to Associated Press report. Wolf said the state prison officials violated her Eighth Amendment rights and surgery was the only adequate treatment for the disorder Kosilek suffers from.
The Massachusetts Department of Corrections is appealing the case.
Kosilek's legal team offered to forgo their fees if the state went along with their client surgery. After the appeal was filed, Kosilek's lawyer filed the paper to be reimbursed.
For a report on the case go to http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/19738435/2012/10/04/transgender-inmate-asks-for-806k-in-legal-costs#ixzz28OEdFj00