Friday, June 09, 2006

Murderer Seeks Sex Change or will Commit Suicide

Obviously this makes me mad:

BOSTON — A man serving a life sentence for murdering his wife is asking a federal judge to order the state to pay for a sex-change operation, arguing that denying him the surgery amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

A psychiatrist testified Tuesday that he believes Robert Kosilek — who now goes by Michelle — will commit suicide if state corrections officials refuse to allow the surgery and Kosilek is unable to complete the transformation into a woman.

And wouldn't you know that the dateline is Boston, MA.

Here is the whole article.


Anonymous said...

This is great. This guy killed his wife 16 years ago, and since then has decided he is a woman, and the state has paid for him to have laser hair removal and hormone therapy. Now he wants the state to pay for him to have a sex change for his mental well-being or he will commit suicide. Seeing as how this state is Massachussets, I imagine that it might actually happen, and either the tax payers or the insurance company for the prison will have to pay for it. The best part in the whole article is when they stop referring to him as a man, even though he still has testicles: If Kosilek does not have a sex-change operation, Brown said, "I believe that she would kill herself." They also note that he attempted self-castration, but apparently was unsuccessful. How hard can it be to cut your nuts off? He obviously did not want to be a woman bad enough. Criminals, especially murderers, deserve to be babied like this, don't you think? From now on I want you all to call me Loretta.

Anonymous said...

Maybe this asshole is just trying to help make a case for himself to get off with an insanity plea in some future appeals case. Also castation is a lot harder then one might think. Perhpas the reason he did not do it is because he isn't aqctually a nut job and is just faking it.
And whats with all the Mass. bashing? Yes it is by far the most liberal state in the United States and maybe it isd the most mind boggling but it is also ranked seventh on the list of the most livable states in the country. On the same list, the last 13 states ranked are all Red states. This study among hundreds of others compile hundreds of statistics like quality of health care, poverty and quality of life; Proof that Republicans can't run state governments to save there fat white asses.

Anonymous said...

This article makes me a little sick to my stomach. That a state would use its money to pay for a man to physically change himself into a woman is completely appalling, and is just made worse by the fact that this man is a convicted criminal. And, to address the 'Mass. bashing, I don't believe that many other states in our country would very seriously consider paying for the sex change of a convicted criminal. It only goes to show how completely backwards the liberal states are becoming.

Anonymous said...

Lock the guy in a jail cell with a box of razer blades. Problem solved.

Anonymous said...

If Mass. is so liberal, why are they using capital punishment in the first place. I thought bleeding hearts hated that shit.

CCJM said...

When is the last time someone was actually executed in Mass? I would venture to say not even the most heinous Boston Strangler was executed.
Concerning the politics of the state...the qualification must be made that Mass has always maintained somewhat of a blance by historically keeping a Republican as Governor - Mitt Romney today.

Anonymous said...

This article just makes me furious. There is no way in hell the government should pay for some murderer to have a sex change. They might as well use government money to treat the prisoners as if they are in a five star resort if they are going to grant requests such as this.