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Facebook Photo of Dead Woman Gets EMT Fired

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    Facebook Photo of Dead Woman Gets EMT Fired
    Caroline Wimmer, 26, was found dead in March, strangled with the cord of a hair dryer.

    A local EMT was fired after taking a picture of a murder victim and posting it on his Facebook page, according to a report.

    Retired police officer Mark Musarella lost his job as an EMT when his superiors at Richmond University Medical Center on Staten Island learned about the photograph, the Staten Island Advance reported.

    Caroline Wimmer, 26, was found strangled to death with the cord of a hair dryer in March. Musarella was among the responders to the crime scene, but a friend of his called the medical center to notify officials there of the Facebook posting, according to the Advance.

    "He's a little off the wall ... (with) a raw sense of humor," a source told the paper.

    Hospital spokeswoman Jennifer Sammartino couldn't go into details about Musarella.

    "All I can really say is that he no longer works here," she said Thursday morning.

    Before becoming an EMT, Musarella was a detective in NYPD's Emergency Services Unit, sources told the Advance. He even made several noteworthy rescues when he was with the unit.

    Calvin Lawson, of Brooklyn, is accused of killing Wimmer in her West Brighton apartment because she told his girlfriend that Lawson and Wimmer were having an affair.