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In this May 24, 1990 file photo, Robert Kosilek is led to the county jail following his arraignment on drunken driving charges, in New Rochelle, N.Y. Kosilek was convicted in the 1990 murder of his wife in Massachusetts, 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.

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Judge: Mass. must pay for killer’s sex change

State prison officials must provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder, because it is the only way to treat her “serious medical need,” a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

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