EMT fired over Facebook murder victim photo?

A Staten Island EMT reportedly took a picture of a murder victim and posted it on Facebook, then lost his job. Hospital officials will not confirm why.

Caroline Wimmer was found strangled to death with a hair dryer cord in her apartment March 30.

Mark Musarella was allegedly one of the EMTs who arrived at the scene of the crime.

According to FOX 5 in New York, Musarella decided to take a photograph of Ms. Wimmer's body. He then posted it to his Facebook page.

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Richmond University Medical Center officials saw the posting and fired Musarella, but refused to give reasons for his dismissal. However, the Staten Island DA is investigating the matter, according to Fox 5.

Wimmer's family believe that she was murdered (Calvin Lawson, 28, has been arrested and charged with the crime) because her alleged killer was fed up with rumors on MySpace that he was cheating on his girlfriend with Wimmer, rumors he attributed to Wimmer.

It seems difficult to keep social networking out of the (bad) news these days.

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