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The US state of Colorado was the scene of an event that made people say ‘to give up’. A funeral home owner has dismembered 560 bodies and sold them.
The USA is shaken by the scandal signed by the funeral home named Megan Hess.
The 46-year-old woman’s actions made her say ‘that’s what makes them give up’. The woman living in Colorado sold 560 bodies by dismembering them.
According to reports in the country’s press, Hess was found guilty of unauthorized selling of body parts to surgical training companies.
Hess was sentenced to 20 years in prison for defrauding the families of the deceased.
Hess’s 69-year-old mother, Shirley Koch, also pleaded guilty. Anne was sentenced to 15 years in prison for fraud.
MAIN ROLE WAS CREATING BODYES
According to court records, Koch’s main role was dismembering corpses.
Prosecutor Tim Neff stated that the duo prepared fake donation forms in this context.
USAIt is forbidden to sell organs such as heart, kidney and tendon for transplantation in Turkey. US law only allows these organs to be donated.
However, there is no legal regulation on the sale of body parts such as head, arm and spine for use in research or education.
They also defrauded companies
After the investigation, it turned out that the companies that bought these parts from the mother and daughter were not aware of the fraud.
In other words, the duo defrauded the families of the deceased by issuing false documents, and defrauded the companies they were selling to.