By Wyatt Earp | September 2, 2008
I challenge you to find a more disgusting, despicable story.
Two brothers who ran a funeral home and crematorium admitted Tuesday that they sold corpses to a company that trafficked in stolen body parts, a macabre scheme that left families aghast and wondering about the fate of their loved ones.
Louis and Gerald Garzone pleaded guilty to charges including conspiracy, theft, abuse of corpse and welfare fraud.
No amount of jail time is enough for these animals. No amount.
The gruesome allegations read in court drew gasps, murmurs and tears from about two dozen people who had entrusted the bodies of their loved ones to the Garzones’ facilities in Philadelphia.
Real justice would be letting the victims’ families in the same room with these savages.
The brothers allowed at least 244 corpses to be carved up without families’ permission and without medical tests, prosecutors said. Skin, bones, tendons and other parts — some of them diseased — were then sold around the country for dental implants, knee and hip replacements and other procedures.
Some bodies were only torsos by the time the hacking was done, said Assistant District Attorney Evangelia Manos. (H/T – CBS3)
I feel so sorry for the victims’ families. They are showing much more restraint than I would have, believe me.