Alfonso Bennett’s family are being asked to make the most agonizing of decisions. In front of them, in a hospital bed, lies their badly injured relative – and he shows no sign of waking up. So, after weighing up all the facts, the Bennett clan heartbreakingly opt to switch off the stricken man’s life support. But as they try to come to terms with the loss of their loved one, the family receive a shocking surprise that turns their world upside down.
In late April 2019 a brutally beaten – and entirely naked man – was discovered by Chicago police beneath a vehicle. The unconscious victim was then taken to the city’s Mercy Hospital, where he was initially recorded under the name “John Doe.” You see, the patient had been so badly maimed that medical staff had at first struggled to identify him.