July 27, 2010

Killer Rescued from Rat Poison

1 Accused Murderer Gets Liver Transplant

[Update: This story turned out to be untrue, and the original source, the New York Post, has retracted it. No transplant occurred, according to New York-Presbyterian Hospital.] While many people wait on liver transplants, an accused murderer, who is said to have confessed to friends and family that he stabbed his wife multiple times, has received a liver transplant after taking rat poison to end his life. MSNBC reports that 42-year-old Johnny Concepcion recently received the transplant at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Concepcion fled after allegedly killing his wife. When police were closing in, he swallowed the rat poison, but doctors saved Concepcion's life by putting him at the top of a transplant list.

More at Village Voice | Hat tip to MSNBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Johnny Concepcion, Columbia University Medical Center, Arthur Caplan, Accused Murderer Jumps Transplant List, Confessed Murderer Gets Liver Transplant

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Kickboxing Too Risky?

2 Woman Dies After Kickboxing Tournament

Adrienne Simmons, 34-year-old kickboxer from Atlanta, died two days after being knocked unconscious at an amateur tournament in Orlando, Florida, reports CBS News. The event was sponsored by the International Kickboxing Federation. Simmons became unconscious after receiving a left hook during the final third round of the International Kickboxing Match at a Marriott resort on Sunday. The sheriff's office believes the death is an accident. Simmons' boyfriend told CBS News that Simmons had wanted to participate in kickboxing because she wanted to be stronger. The about section of the website for the International Kickboxing Federation features a headline reading, "The IKF believes in risk!"

More at CBS News | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: International Kickboxing Federation, IKF, Adrienne Simmons, International Kickboxing Match, Dangers of Kickboxing, Woman Dies During Kickboxing

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