One of the worst things about reading old true crime books is that sometimes you learn that the person you’re reading about has already served his time. That means he’s out on the street. Some of them are murderers and extremely dangerous people, which makes me like this:
Some are just (allegedly) fraudsters. Like Anthony Pignataro.
Anthony is a narcissistic medical doctor who was convicted for killing one patient and not convicted for injuring many others. When his medical license was taken away, he poisoned his wife until she almost died.
The reason? He said he wanted to show that even the best doctors can’t save some patients.
Had she died, as planned, his warped ego had him thinking that nobody would detect the arsenic in her body and the world would suddenly see him as a victim, rather than a villain.
Yeah…that plan didn’t work out so well for him. He served 13 or so years in jail and was let out in December 2013. It didn't make national news that this nutball is now on the streets.
For 13 years, the government has had to keep attorneys assigned to his case because he's filed six appeals. He was released on parole and continues to appeal. I assume he wants his good name back, since he can't ascend to "greatness" once again while being known as the former doctor who killed one woman on the operating table, injured many more, and then poisoned his wife.
By now the world has forgotten this doctor...and I assume he won't be able to practice medicine in America due to his past. But he could head off to another country and start operating on people there. He may even marry again. Seems former murderers have no trouble finding people who will marry them, as you'll find on any crime show.
Do you know of any murderers who served their time and are now free to roam the country?