From LA Times
A federal jury decided that a Chicago podiatrist should get the death penalty for killing a disabled patient to keep her from testifying against him in a Medicare fraud case. Ronald Mikos, 56, was convicted earlier this month of murder, and was also found guilty of defrauding Medicare out of more than $1 million by billing it for thousands of operations that he never performed. Mikos shot Joyce Brannon six times in the neck and head days before she was scheduled to tell a federal grand jury about how he claimed to have performed numerous operations on her that never took place. Her grand jury subpoena was found near her body in her apartment.
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