Brothers admit selling corpses in Philadelphia
Wednesday 03 September 2008
Two brothers who ran a Philadelphia funeral home have pleaded guilty to selling corpses to a company that trafficked in stolen body parts, including those of "Masterpiece Theatre" host Alistair Cooke.
Louis and Gerald Garzone pleaded guilty yesterday in Philadelphia to charges including conspiracy, theft and abuse of corpse. The pleas came on the day their trial was to begin.
The mastermind of the scheme, Michael Mastromarino, pleaded guilty Friday to hundred of charges that could send him to prison for life.
Mastromarino's company took bodies from funeral homes in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania and carved them up without families' permission and without medical tests.
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