Man Gets Heart Transplanted from Suicide Victim, Commits Suicide ... Over the Same Woman
Thanks to horror movies, if we ever need a body part replaced and the only donor is a dead criminal, we'll learn to deal with life sans foot. Hey, it's better than kicking your loved ones to death while you're asleep. That's the alternative, because criminal body parts are always possessed in horror films. For instance, in John Carpenter's Body Bags, Mark Hamill is a baseball player who gets an eye transplant from a guy who used to kill women and have sex with their corpses. Naturally, he starts doing the exact same thing.
"Dude, I didn't possess your dick ..."
Pretty much every body part has received this treatment except for perhaps the peni- wait, nope, that movie exists as well (and yes, it's from the '70s).
The Real Version:
Apparently, Sonny Graham never saw those movies. Graham was a 50-something South Carolina businessman who needed a heart transplant, and while he didn't get it from an executed serial killer, the donor did experience a tragic and unnatural demise. The heart came from Terry Cottle, a 33-year-old man who shot himself in the head after his wife dumped him because he wasn't making enough money. You've probably guessed by now: A decade later, Graham ended up doing the same thing, using the same method.
Over the same woman.
Tammy Cottle Erickson, Kevin Crozier
Or the woman was a serial killer, which is still a plot from some terrible movie.