After U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf said the state has to pay for convicted killer Michelle Kosilek's sex change operation, the 63-year-old former Mansfield resident now wants the state to pay for his electrolysis treatments, while he waits for the surgery.
Kosilek, who was convicted of killing his wife in 1990, says he is a man trapped in woman's body for gender disorder.
A hearing is taking place today to see if Kosilek will get the treatments. In the past, Wolf has refused to OK them. Kosilek, who was known as Robert, when he was arrested in also asking the court to be referred as Michelle in the proceedings and a request is being made for the state to play Kosilek's public defenders $806,500 for their services over the last decade.
The Department of Corrections is appealing Wolf's decision for the sex change operation. For more information, go to http://bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20221119inmate_fighting_for_electrolysis_kosilek_awarded_sex_change_by_state/