Things That Make You Go... WTF?

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Case of mistaken identity leads sister to withdraw life support for a man who wasn't her brother, lawsuit claims
By Laura Ly, CNN​
Updated 0235 GMT (1035 HKT) January 30, 2019​
(CNN) For nearly two weeks, Shirell Powell stood vigil over her brother's bedside in a New York hospital, believing there was nothing more doctors could do to save him.
She was told he was brain-dead -- the result of a narcotics overdose -- so in late July 2018, a grieving Powell gave her permission to take him off life support and her brother was pronounced dead.
A couple of weeks later, Powell was notified that the man she was about to lay to rest was someone with a similar name, Freddy Clarence Williams. Her brother, 40-year-old Frederick Williams, was very much alive.

Full Story (still too many questions unanswered):
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/29/us/mistaken-identity-hospital-bronx-trnd/index.html


And she's just pulled the plug on a stranger!

:panda::panda::panda:
 

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Drone footage showing coastal erosion in action in Canada 3 years ago with double WTF because there's idiots strolling about in those buildings .. Darwinism in action.

 

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Don't know about WTF about the weather, but I live by Chicago and it's damn cold the last few days.......was -20 yesterday...normal air temp btw, and it's about -12 right now...the windchill's are about -30.
 

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Case of mistaken identity leads sister to withdraw life support for a man who wasn't her brother, lawsuit claims
By Laura Ly, CNN​
Updated 0235 GMT (1035 HKT) January 30, 2019​
(CNN) For nearly two weeks, Shirell Powell stood vigil over her brother's bedside in a New York hospital, believing there was nothing more doctors could do to save him.
She was told he was brain-dead -- the result of a narcotics overdose -- so in late July 2018, a grieving Powell gave her permission to take him off life support and her brother was pronounced dead.
A couple of weeks later, Powell was notified that the man she was about to lay to rest was someone with a similar name, Freddy Clarence Williams. Her brother, 40-year-old Frederick Williams, was very much alive.

Full Story (still too many questions unanswered):
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/29/us/mistaken-identity-hospital-bronx-trnd/index.html


And she's just pulled the plug on a stranger!

:panda::panda::panda:
Does that mean she's guilty of murder, or the hospital is facing a manslaughter charge?
How the hell did she fail to realise it wasn't her brother?
 

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... How the hell did she fail to realise it wasn't her brother?
Check the full news story ...

Powell's attorney, Alexander Dudelson, said the man she believed to be her brother was swollen and was wrapped in a neck brace and tubes at the hospital, altering his appearance. Both Powell and several members of her family believed the man was their relative, he said.
 
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