A nurse in Wisconsin, USA, is accused of amputating a dying man’s foot in order to keep it in her family’s taxidermy shop.
Mary K. Brown, 38, allegedly cut off the victim’s foot – without her consent or doctor’s direction – on May 27.
According to official documents obtained by the “WQOW” series, another nurse could have indicated that the amputation was performed poorly. Brown also allegedly told her he intended to show off the foot with a sign that read “Put your shoes on, kids.”
The victim was reported to have been admitted to Valley Health and Rehab Center in Spring Valley last March due to severe frostbite on her feet. By the end of May, doctors thought the man was dying and his foot showed signs of necrosis.
At the time of the facts, the man was groaning in pain, and the witness was going to report it to the police.
According to court documents, the man told the nurse that he felt everything and was in pain.
When interviewed by the authorities, Mary K. Brown claimed that she cut off the victim’s limb so she could feel more comfortable.
Ms Brown no longer works there, Kevin Larson, director of the care facility, told WQOW.
Mary K. Brown is now facing charges of physically assaulting an elderly person who willfully caused grievous bodily harm. Facing a 40-year prison sentence, she will return to court on December 6.