This story gives the phrase "you'll always have my heart", a whole new meaning.
In Houston, Texas, Linda Carswell is still fighting to get her dead husbands heart back nine years after he died unexpectedly in a hospital.
Jerry Carswell, a state championship-winning high school track coach, died in 2004 while hospitalized for kidney stones. Christus St. Catherine Hospital, where he died, promised a full autopsy, but did not perform toxicology tests that could have determined whether the painkillers Carswell was given had anything to do with his death.
His heart was also kept by the hospital that conducted the autopsy something Linda Carswell found out well after her husband's burial.
She sued St. Catherine for medical malpractice and won a nearly $2 million judgment three years ago. The jury found that while St. Catherine did not cause Carswell's death through negligence, it fraudulently got Linda Carswell's permission for an autopsy she found to be incomplete.
A state appeals court in Houston last week reaffirmed much of that judgment. It also lifted a stay the hospital had sought to keep the heart from being turned over to Carswell, according to her attorney, Neil McCabe.
But it's unclear, after nearly a decade of legal battles, when Carswell will be allowed to put the heart and the issue to rest or why Christus wants to prevent the heart from being turned over.
Christus said in a statement Wednesday that it would appeal the issue of whether it fraudulently got Linda Carswell's permission for the autopsy to the Texas Supreme Court. But Abby Lowe McNeil, a company spokeswoman, said Christus would not file any more motions related to Carswell's heart tissue.
St. Joseph Medical Center, the hospital that conducted the autopsy, said in a statement that officials "intend to cooperate fully with the court's decision provided there are no further legal interventions in the case."
That would suggest that Linda Carswell is close to winning her battle. McCabe said he continues to work with St. Joseph's management to finalize a resolution and retrieve the heart.
The heart on its own could not be used to prove that Jerry Carswell died wrongfully, since its location and care likely cannot be fully traced, McCabe said.
Its value to Linda Carswell and her family is strictly emotional. They would like to place his heart in an urn and bury it beside his body.
Some people hide money in mattresses. Some people hide money in the freezer.
Some people even hide money in their socks.
But Christie Black hides money in.......
Well, just read on.
Christie Black 43, is accused of stealing $5000 from her boyfriend, then hiding the cold, hard cash inside her rectum.
The boyfriend, 46-year-old Bobby Gulley, told cops he suspected Black had been stealing from him, so on Aug. 26, he "set a trap" to find out if he was right. The "trap" consisted of two envelopes one containing $4,000 and one containing $1,000, both in hundred-dollar bills, in a bag that he then placed on a foosball table in the couple's Bulls Gap, Tenn. home.
The impromptu vomiting didn't throw Gulley off the scent, though. He continued to question Black about the missing cash until, the report states, "she admitted to him that she had wrapped it up and stuck it in her rectum."
Gulley says she then tried to get the cash out "with a toilet brush and tongs," but to no avail. "Bleeding severely," she was taken to a local hospital "the wad of money was removed and collected as evidence," according to the report.
Christie Black is not even stupid, she is stooopid!
I hope that this dude burned those tongs.
Black was charged with theft.
Side Bar: Why would they take a picture of her butt? Oh, wait a minute........