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Organs from woman shot dead on Singer Island donated to save a life in Texas


RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — The woman shot to death on Singer Island last weekend leaves a living legacy in Texas.

Nearly one week after she was shot and killed, one of Maria Tritico’s kidneys was donated to a woman in Houston.

“She’s a prosecutor. I’m a defense lawyer,” Chris Tritico said of the recipient of his daughter’s organs. “We’ve worked cases against each other for years, but she’s a lovely person.”

Tritico said he wasn’t aware of his daughter’s decision to sign up as an organ donor until after she was murdered.

“If I had to lose my daughter and I know that what she wanted to do was if she had to go, she wanted to save lives,” Chris Tritico said.
‘She is the greatest hero I’ll ever know.’