NEW YORK (AP/CBSNewYork) — A former emergency medical technician has pleaded guilty to misconduct charges, admitting he posted a cell phone photograph of a corpse taken at a crime scene on Facebook.
Mark Musarella also pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct Friday.READ MORE: Police: Man Stabbed In Head With Machete After Argument At Walmart In Kearny, N.J.
Prosecutors say Musarella responded to a March 30, 2009, the emergency call in Staten Island, where he snapped a picture of 26-year-old Caroline Wimmer, who had been strangled. He then posted the image on the social networking site.READ MORE: Some Real Estate Agents Report Surge Of New Yorkers Moving From Manhattan To The Bronx
Musarella was fired by the hospital where he worked. Under the terms of his plea deal, he must complete 200 hours of community service and may never work as an EMT again. He faced a year in jail had he been convicted at trial.
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