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State Looks Nationwide for Surgeon for Michelle Kosilek's Operation

6 surgeons have been found to possibly conduct a sex-change operation on former Mansfield resident and convicted murderer Michelle Kosilek

The surgeon for the sex-change of former Mansfield resident Michelle Kosilek will come out of state according to a new report from the Boston Herald.

Unable to find any qualified surgeons in Massachusetts or New York, State corrections chief Luis S. Spencer expanded the search nationwide and was able to find six qualified doctors. Five of the six were willing to perform the operation with only one refusing due to an unwillingness to apply for a license in Massachusetts.

Last month, U.S. District Court Judge Mark Wolf ruled that to deny Kosilek the surgery would violate the prisoner's protection from cruel and unusual punishment. The decision is being appealed by the state.

Kosilek, who is currently serving a life sentence after being found guilty of murdering his wife, changed his legal name to Michelle almost 20 years ago and is living at MCI-Norfolk state prison.

Click here to read more from the Boston Herald.

Amy February 07, 2013 at 03:32 PM
I wish a judge would give protection to the victims families from cruel and unusual punishment. The victim, Cheryl Kosilek, has been all but forgotten. I could not find a picture of her anywhere, or anything about her. All I could find was that they had a fight and he strangled her, put her body in her car and left her car in the parking lot of Emerald Square Mall
Bob Thomas February 07, 2013 at 04:08 PM
Will come "from" out of state? "Unable to find any qualified surgeons in Massachusetts or New York..." Oh that is sooooo bad. We now have a dearth of qualified surgeons? How about one who can transplant the brain of the judge who ordered this idiocy? Does "Moochelle" think "she's" going to get any prettier when "she" has her nads removed? I think not. I think "she's" unhappy at being so less-than-attractive. What's next, plastic surgery to remove that scowl from "her" face?
Bob Thomas February 07, 2013 at 04:23 PM
She should have changed her name to Maria I feel pretty, oh, so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and bright, And I pity... any girl who isn't me tonight. I feel charming, oh, so charming - it's alarming how charming I feel, And so pretty... that I hardly can believe I'm real. See the pretty girl in that mirror there: Who can that attractive girl be? Such a pretty face, such pretty dress, such a pretty smile, such a pretty me! I feel stunning and entrancing... feel like running and dancing for joy. For I'm loved by a pretty wonderful boy!

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