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Man walks into hospital and guns down heart surgeon because his mother died

By Mason White 4:10 PM January 22, 2015
Dr. Michael Davidson 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A heart surgeon is dead after being gunned down by a man who blamed his mother’s death on the doctor, police in Massachusetts said.

Boston Police said that 55-year-old Stephen Pasceri, walked into the Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Tuesday morning, asked for 44-year-old Dr. Michael Davidson and shot him twice.

Pasceri left the hospital and committed suicide. Police officers found the dead body along with the gun used in the murder-suicide.

The brother and sister of Pasceri, said that their brother held Davidson responsible for the death of his mother. 78-year-old Margarita Pasceri had been a patient of Davidson, until she died.

Stephen Pasceri believed that a lung medication prescribed by the doctor caused a fatal complication. Hospital employees held a memorial ceremony for the doctor at the main entrance.

The hospital, which is affiliated with Harvard University, said it was truly devastating that Davidson’s life was taken in such a horrible way.

“Dr. Davidson was a wonderful and inspiring cardiac surgeon, who dedicated his career to saving lives and improving the quality of life of each patient,” the hospital said in a statement.

The doctor left behind his wife, Terri Halperin, a plastic surgeon, and his children, ages 9, 7, and 2. Halperin is seven months pregnant with her husband’s fourth child.