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Man who had world’s first pig-heart transplant spent 10 years in prison for stabbing, Report

The man who had the world’s first Pig-Heart transplant stabbed another man in the back, leaving him paralyzed.

David Bennett ahead of receiving world's first pig heart transplant   photo credit UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
David Bennett ahead of receiving world’s first pig heart transplant photo credit UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

BBC’s Today show reported yesterday that David Bennett, the man who received the world’s first pig heart transplant, was convicted to 10 years in jail for stabbing another man.

According to the BBC, the event has happened in April 1988. Bennett’s wife sat on the lap of Edward Shumaker, who was 22 at the time.

The victim sister Ms. Downey told BBC Bennett repeatedly stabbed Shumaker in the back in an apparent jealous passion. Bennett was convicted guilty of violence and concealing a firearm. Shumaker was confined to a wheelchair following the incident and died in 2007, two years after he had had a stroke.

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The sister complained that Bennett portraying as a hero and a pioneer, but he is neither.

Bennett is recovering from the seven-hour treatment he underwent six days ago in Baltimore university. The transplant was thought to be Bennett’s last chance of survival

“It is the solemn obligation of any hospital or health care organization to provide lifesaving care to every patient who comes through their doors based on their medical needs,” officials at the University of Maryland Medical Centre told The New York Times.



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