Life Imitates Urban Legends?

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=573&ncid=573&e=1&u=/nm/20020425/od_nm/kidneys_dc_1

That story reminds me of a Law & Order episode where a doctor was convicted of murder because he harvested a woman’s organs before she was dead. He claimed she was dead, but the prosecuter noticed he signed out morphine to give her during the harvest.

The prosecutor said, “Why would a dead woman need morphine?” (paraphrased) It was a good episode!

“Law & Order” also did an episode on the old steal-a-kidney-and-leave-the-victim-alive urban legend, although there was no bathtub full of ice water – he was just sprawled on a park bench.

“If all four defendants show up tomorrow at the public prosecutor’s office, we will then take them to court on the same day,” Charatana[the prosecutor] said.

In a murder case?