NEW YORK – A judge has convicted a man accused of secretly cutting up corpses — including that of "Masterpiece Theatre" host Alistair Cooke — as part of a multimillion-dollar body parts scheme.
Chris Aldorasi was found guilty on Monday of enterprise corruption and other criminal counts. The defendant chose to have a judge hear his case instead of a jury. He faces up to 25 years in prison.
Prosecutors had alleged that Aldorasi worked with unscrupulous funeral parlor owners, took the parts without family permission, then sold them for use in transplants and other medical procedures.