A surgeon from the Houston Methodist West Hospital has been arrested by the FBI and charged with stealing testicles from dozens of sufferers whereas performing surgical procedures.
41-year-old Physician Jeremy Cornell has been working as a urologist for 13 years in numerous hospitals all through Texas, settling in Houston in April 2018.
After a 3 12 months investigation, the FBI was capable of decide that the surgeon illegally harvested one testicle from every of his sufferers whereas he was performing delicate surgical procedures on males affected by circumstances regarding their bladder, urethra, or kidneys.
In response to FBI spokesman Thomas Perry, Dr. Cornell would dismiss the nurses and help employees or ship them on purple herring chase so he could possibly be alone to reap the organs.
“Some nurses reported merely being despatched to get espresso, whereas others had been ordered to go get particular sorts of drugs which didn’t truly exist.”
Mr. Perry says investigators believed the surgeon was promoting the organs and had been extraordinarily shocked to search out dozens of pickled testicles in glass jars after they searched his residence this morning.
“Investigators discovered eight jars containing a complete of 46 human testicles. Which means there are at the very least 46 victims, however there could possibly be extra, we’re undecided that’s his whole assortment.”
Physician Jeremy Cornell already faces a complete of 137 legal expenses together with aggravated assault and battery occasioning bodily hurt, felony mayhem, possession of stolen property and improper disposition of human physique elements.
If discovered responsible on all expenses, he already faces a complete 0f 635 years in jail, and the FBI expects the variety of expenses to double over the subsequent few days.
His lawyer, Mr. Charles Hewitt, demanded a psychiatric analysis to find out if his shopper his match to face trial, claiming Dr. Cornell “unusual testicle fetishism suggests critical psychological issues”.
If discovered match, he ought to seem in courtroom at first of December for the start of his trial.