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Transgender Murder Wants Her Electrolysis


A convicted murderer serving a life sentence will go before a judge in Boston Monday to ask for electrolysis treatments.

Michelle Kosilek, born as Robert Kosilek, had received seven electrolysis treatments, but they were discontinued earlier this year.

U.S. district judge Mark Wolf said in August that Kosilek has not shown he will suffer "serious harm" without further electrolysis treatments. The judge may revisit the decision on Monday if more information comes to light in state Department of Correction documents.

Kosilek ultimately wants the Massachusetts Department of Correction to pay for a sex change, and she has sued the state twice for the funds.

Massachusetts correction commissioner Kathleen Dennehy has said that if Kosilek has the surgery, the inmate could end up being a target of sexual assault by fellow prisoners.

"The safety and security concerns are enormous," Dennehy testified, reports CBS News.

Kosilek was convicted of killing of his wife in 1990. He dumped the body in a car outside a Boston-area shopping mall and left the region. He was eventually captured in New Rochelle, N.Y.

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