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Relative of woman killed by Michelle Kosilek blasts judge for making state pay for sex-change operation

The niece of the woman Michelle Kosilek murdered when she was known as Robert Kosilek said Thursday she does not want Kosilek to get sex change surgery at taxpayers’ expense and that she wants the state to appeal a federal judge’s decision ordering the procedure.

“As far as I’m concerned, he deserves nothing,’’ Laura J. Brandel said in a telephone interview. “If he wants to attempt suicide and take his own life, let him. It might sound cold to you, but it’s cold what he did to her.’’

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