Michelle Kosilek, formerly known as Robert, in 1993. Lisa Bul/AP hide caption toggle caption Lisa Bul/AP The Two-Way State Must Grant Murder Convict A Sex Change Operation, Judge Rules September 4, 2012 Robert Kosilek killed his wife in 1990. In 1993, he changed his name to Michelle. In 2002, Kosilek began receiving female hormone injections. Now, a judge has agreed Kosilek should have gender reassignment surgery to treat a gender idenity disorder.