Man who had pig heart transplant was guilty of 1988 stabbing
David Bennett once stabbed a man seven times leaving him paralysed, it has been revealed.
Leslie Shumaker Downey said that her brother died in 2007 after almost two decades of medical complications linked to the attack.The attack took place in April 1988 when Mr Bennett's wife sat on the lap of Mr Shumaker, who was 22, Ms Downey said.Ms Downey said nobody had contacted her about Mr Bennett receiving the pig heart, and only heard the news when her daughter messaged her.
University of Maryland School of MedicineMr Bennett is recovering after the experimental seven-hour procedure in Baltimore."They're putting Bennett in the storylines, portraying him as a hero and a pioneer but he's nothing of that sort," she said.Read more: BBC News (UK) »
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So are the BBC advocating none treatment of anyone with a police record? If and when I donate my organs I just want save a life without exception And your point with this is Of course! Hence the heart :) So...,..., Is this what we pay TV licence for ? Very sad day if this is the best you could come up with was it a slow day at no10? medical treatment has no criteria apart from the need of the patient not their background
Let him who is without sin ..........? Deviant? Always have to find something ugly out of everything. SAD world! And? Sorry, but that's my immediate reaction. Wtf? Did he stab a pg? That would be half a story... What an odd story to pick up on...🙄
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Oh really….Is that so? Replies on your TL shows negative reviews And this is relevant to his 'pig heart transplant' how? And the point here is what. That’s 34 years ago! Well deserved the pig heart Follow me on Instagram 🥰 Check out my new youtube channel Watch, like, subscribe for funny youtube videos ❤️
I guess he's the pig This life saving operation should have gone to someone who deserves it not this savage criminal it’s unethical ,who says crime doesn’t pay I don’t wish him a long healthy life ,he took someone’s life he doesn’t qualify its totally shocking I feel for the victims family. 40 years ago !! I would imagine he served his time and never offended again.
I remember when the bbc was a respected news source. What happened? Tbf, he's apparently had a 34-year run of not stabbing people.
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I don't understand how this is news worthy? Take it back out then . Give him the same treatment What's the point of this report. The focus should be on the fact that the man needed the operation to live. The transplant is groundbreaking and the rest is irrelevant. Bennett didn't kill the man. He was found guilty of battery and carrying a concealed weapon and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He served his time. You don't get to punish someone over and over After they paid their debt to society.
Why do we need to know that Now he’s had a change of heart and is in the straight and narrow……etc… In the latest development, a London ambulance left a crash victim lying on the road because he couldn't produce a police certificate of good character. And I struggle to see how the two news items are related.... Time to do better
Netflix will be all over this
Man arrested over killing of Irish teacher is released without chargeAshling Murphy, 23, was killed on Wednesday afternoon along the banks of the Grand Cana in Tullamore, County Offaly. A 40-year-old man was arrested but has since been released. Changed from using a bomb then!
So,he was 23 when this happened and is now 57 - get over it. So only perfect people are entitled to an operation? When someone makes the news is your first action to dig up as much dirt as you can for no particular reason? Pathetic. This storey isn't relevant to the treatment. Why is it even being reported? Has the BBC finally just become a gossip magazine?
You just can’t be happy for “somebody” ,I don’t know if their trying to undermine the surgery or the person who’s so lucky to have it procedure performed on,you had to find a “Guinea Pig” with heart trouble ,either way you look at it. And…? And? George Best was an alcoholic and got a new liver and carried on drinking. Medical care is given based on need and best outcome NEVER on the basis of what a person has done or may do.
Why is this relevant? And……. Peppa wouldn't have done that He's doing onking good
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Operation Save Big Dog is a-go with yet another dead cat story from Broadcasting British Conservatives. 33 years ago... Gutter press
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Man arrested over killing of Irish teacher is released without chargeAshling Murphy, 23, was killed on Wednesday afternoon along the banks of the Grand Cana in Tullamore, County Offaly. A 40-year-old man was arrested but has since been released. So sad to hear. Rest in peace. Once again a female school teacher killed. Woman that was good putting a brave fight, but there is one little thing you could have added on if you weren't strangled - screaming or shouting for help. Shouting most of the times scare off the killer.
the world's first pig heart transplant once stabbed a man seven times leaving him paralysed, his victim's family have revealed. David Bennett, 57, was convicted of the 1988 stabbing of Edward Shumaker, his sister told Radio 4's Today show. Leslie Shumaker Downey said that her brother died in 2007 after almost two decades of medical complications linked to the attack. She said Mr Bennett was an unworthy recipient of the pioneering surgery. But the team who carried out the operation said that someone's criminal record could never be grounds for refusing them treatment. The attack took place in April 1988 when Mr Bennett's wife sat on the lap of Mr Shumaker, who was 22, Ms Downey said. In an apparent jealous rage, Mr Bennett stabbed Mr Shumaker in the back repeatedly. Mr Bennett was found guilty of battery and carrying a concealed weapon and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Ms Downey said nobody had contacted her about Mr Bennett receiving the pig heart, and only heard the news when her daughter messaged her. "My second daughter sent me an instant message and said: 'Mum, this is the man who stabbed uncle Ed.' I then read the story and got angry because he had received the heart," she said. Image source, University of Maryland School of Medicine Image caption, The operation, carried out in Baltimore, Maryland, took more than seven hours to complete Mr Bennett is recovering after the experimental seven-hour procedure in Baltimore. The transplant was considered the last hope of saving Mr Bennett's life, though it is not yet clear what his long-term chances of survival are. But Ms Downey said she did not believe he deserved the heart. "They're putting Bennett in the storylines, portraying him as a hero and a pioneer but he's nothing of that sort," she said. "I think the doctors who did the surgery should be getting all the praise for what they have done, not Mr Bennett." Mr Shumaker was confined to a wheelchair as a result of the attack, before he had a stroke in 2005 and died two years later. "My brother suffered for 19 years and the outcome of it [was] my whole family suffered," Ms Downey said. Three ethical issues around pig heart transplants But Mr Bennett's doctors said that past crimes do not disqualify patients from getting such procedures. "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 "Any other standard of care would set a dangerous precedent and would violate the ethical and moral values that underpin the obligation physicians and caregivers have to all patients in their care." Media caption, Watch: Muhammad Mohiuddin from the University of Maryland calls the transplant a "game-changer" More on this story