Transgender Murderer Wants Taxpayer-Funded Sex-Change
A lawyer for Michelle Kosilek argued Monday that having facial hair is "intensely personally stressful to her."
A lawyer for the Massachusetts Department of Correction says Kosilek has had significant hair removal already through laser treatments and seven earlier electrolysis treatments.
U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf says he'll rule on the electrolysis request Wednesday.
Born as Robert, Kosilek is serving a life sentence for murdering his wife, Cheryl, in 1990. Now named Michelle, Kosilek has been living as a woman in an all-male prison in Norfolk.
Prison officials say the sex change would pose security problems.