PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two brothers who ran a Philadelphia funeral
home have pleaded guilty to selling corpses to a company that
trafficked in stolen body parts.
Louis and Gerald Garzone pleaded guilty Tuesday 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
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. Among the corpses plundered was that of "Masterpiece Theatre"
host Alistair Cooke.
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