FILE - In this Jan. 15, 1993 file photo, Robert J. Kosilek, now known as Michelle, sits in Bristol County Superior Court in New Bedford, Mass., where Kosilek was on trial for the May 1990 murder of ... more 
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 1993 file photo, Robert J. Kosilek, now known as Michelle, sits in Bristol County Superior Court in New Bedford, Mass., where Kosilek was on trial for the May 1990 murder of his wife. Kosilek was convicted and lives as a woman in a Massachusetts prison serving a life sentence for murder. On Tuesday, April 2, 2013, a lawyer for prison officials asked a federal appeals court to overturn a 2012 ruling that would have granted a taxpayer-funded sex change for Kosilek. (AP Photo/Lisa Bul, file) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Lisa Bul, file
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