Transgender widow to spend 50 days in jail after pleading guilty to felony theft charge

Nikki Araguz will be in court on Friday where she's expected to plead guilty to felony theft.

January 25, 2012 2:32:10 PM PST
The transgender widow of a fallen Wharton firefighter will spend nearly two months behind bars.

Nikki Araguz, 36, pled guilty Wednesday to felony theft and was sentenced to 50 days in jail. Araguz was accused of stealing a Rolex from a woman last year. She had been in jail since last week when her bond was revoked.

Araguz is still in the midst of a court battle over her husband's death benefits. Because Araguz was born a man, Texas law does not recognize the couple's union.