By: Tanya Clark WorldWideWeirdNews.com
(Scroll down for video) Many families were left broken and shattered after a doctor intentionally botched their surgeries.
The surgeon of Texas, has been charged with killing and seriously wounding several patients, including his longtime friend, who trusted him as a doctor.
Christopher Duntsch, 45, is charged with five counts of aggravated assault that caused serious bodily injury and one count of injury to an older person over the incidents.
The allegations stem from incidents in which Duntsch was accused of causing the death of two patients, while mutilating four others.
Jerry Summers, who used to be the doctor’s close friend from childhood, went for a procedure to help him get rid of pain and numbness in his arm, which was the result of a car accident.
However, he testified that he woke up after surgery unable to move his arms or legs. Summers, who is paraplegic, was unable to travel to court so his video testimony was played.
Kellie Martin went to the doctor for a routine back surgery when Duntsch cut a major artery and she bled to death.
Her husband also testified against the doctor in court. A nurse who helped perform Martin’s surgery, was left traumatized, and she testified that she never wanted do another surgery again.
According to investigators, Duntsch sent an email to his employee in which he wrote about his desire to inflict pain upon his patients.
“I am ready to leave the love, kindness, goodness and patience that I mix with everything else, and become a cold blooded killer,” he wrote.
34 people have reportedly filed complaints against Duntsch, claiming that he “intentionally, knowingly, and recklessly caused bodily injury and/or serious bodily injury.”
He now faces life in prison.