Thursday, August 14, 2008

If he only had a heart...

The Star Tribune reports on a loser in a Twin Cities suburb who does not seem to be making the best use of a transplanted heart:
As his community cheered his newly successful heart transplant , 14-year-old Andrew Busskohl of Woodbury told a reporter in 2004 that he had aced his favorite school subject - health - and shared his career aspirations.

"I plan on becoming a surgeon," a grinning, bespectacled Busskohl said, later showing off the scar on his chest while flexing his muscles for the camera.

Fast forward four years: Busskohl, now 18, faces charges that prosecutors say stem from a plan for the gruesome killing of a neighboring stranger. His chilling plan called for cutting out the heart or eyelids of his potential victim, according to a criminal complaint filed this week in Washington County.

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