ATLANTA – A 54 year-old man was arrested this morning for the murders of 21 people over the last two years.
According to the police, 54 year-old Michael Rosalia is accused of killing 19 women and 2 men, he seemed to regularly feel the urge to kill and would attack anyone he saw as vulnerable to satisfy his thirst for blood.
“He have literally been addicted to killing,” said police Captain Kerry Woods. “He says he heard voices telling him to kill people, and that they would sometimes become unbearable, until he finally killed someone. Like many serial killers, he visibly suffers from mental problems.”
His ex-wife, coincides with Mr Rosalia’s heart transplant operation. She says that his personality changed dramatically after he got his new heart.
“He was a peaceful and charming man before his transplant,” claims Korry Shalom, “but after he got his new heart, he became quick-tempered, and he seemed obsessed with weapons and hunting. He bought some guns and knives, and began killing everything from rabbits to bears. I didn’t recognize the man I had married and I decided to leave. I knew he had become more aggressive, but I never thought that he had become such a monster. This is all due to the heart they gave him, it’s evil!”
The identity of organ donor is often kept secret, but the police investigators discovered that the organ donor was a convicted serial killer named Derick Emery, who was executed by the state in 2013.
Mr Rosalia’ crimes could be linked to a strange secondary effect of organ transplants, called the cell memory phenomenon.
The behaviors and emotions acquired by the recipient from the original donor are due to the combinatorial memories stored in the neurons of the organ donated. Heart transplants are said to be the most susceptible to cell memory where organ transplant recipients experienced a change of behavior.
An Austrian study published in the journal of Quality of Life Research, showed that 79 percent of patients of heart transplants did not feel that their personality changed post-surgery, while 15 percent experienced a moderate change change in personality, and six percent did confirm a drastic change in their personality due to their new