HOUSTON The transgender widow of a Wharton firefighter had another legal setback Wednesday.

A judge denied Nikki Araguz s request for a new trial.

In May, she lost her court battle for half of Thomas Araguz s death benefits.

His family said, since Nikki was born a man, the marriage was void.

A Wharton County judge agreed.

Nikki Araguz said she plans to appeal the latest decision, too.

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