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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Convicted murderer can't practice medicine. Oh boo hoo.

A former Ligonier podiatrist who served 10 years in prison for killing his wife with a dry-cleaning bag won't be allowed to resume his medical practice, a state appeals court ruled Monday.
The court sided with the State Podiatry Board's rejection of Karl Long's request to have his medical license reinstated, determining that he showed no remorse for the murder and no evidence of rehabilitation.
Long, 56, has worked as a brick mason in Cambria County since he was released from prison nearly three years ago but wanted to resume a podiatry practice.

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