Watch CBS News

Ex-NYC EMT Admits Posting Corpse Photo On Facebook

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.

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.

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.

The Wimmer's killer has since been convicted of second-degree murder.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.