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In this Jan. 15, 1993 file photo, Robert Kosilek sits in court in New Bedford, Mass. Kosilek was convicted in the murder of his wife, and has been living as a woman, Michelle Kosilek, and receiving hormone treatments while serving life in prison.

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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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