Spinal surgeon compared to Hannibal Lecter

A US spinal surgeon has been accused of deliberately botching operations, leaving two patients dead and several permanently disabled.

The Texas-based Dr Christopher Duntsch, who has been refused bail, stands accused of “intentionally, knowingly and deliberately” causing harm to patients on whom he performed surgery.

Prosecutors have unearthed an email he wrote to a colleague in 2011, where he says