Monday, July 8, 2013
Bone Snatcher Dies From Bone Cancer
Brooklyn's bone snatcher has died a ghastly death — from bone cancer.
Michael Mastromarino, who made millions by harvesting skin and bones from corpses, died at St. Luke's Hospital Sunday morning, a state Corrections Department spokeswoman said.
The bone cancer had spread to his entire body, sources said.
"It's full circle, baby,” said Vito Bruno, whose father’s organs were sold by Mastromarino after his death from kidney cancer in 2003. “Karma's a bitch."
The 49-year-old Mastromarino was being held at the Fishkill Correctional Facility’s Regional Medical Unit.
From 2000 to 2005, Mastromarino stole pieces of corpses — some diseased with cancer and AIDS — and sold them for tissue replacement.
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