Wendy Youthful understood her ex-boyfriend Christopher Duntsch’s medical career was unraveling, but she wasn’t ready for what she stated was his bizarre behavior that coincided together with his fall from elegance like a surgeon.
In a single particularly disturbing episode, in March 2015, she stated she showed up the place to find her door have been locked having a deadbolt from inside.
“I knocked on my small door. Somebody knocks back and i’m like ‘Who within the f—is within the house,’” Youthful remembered within the four-part Peacock docuseries “Dr. Dying: The Undoctored Story,” open to stream now. (And if you wish to dive even much deeper in to the story, you may also watch the scripted drama “Dr. Dying” on Peacock, starring Joshua Jackson, Alec Baldwin, and Christian Slater.)
The doorway opened up and Youthful found Duntsch, who’d earned the moniker “Dr. Death” after botching 33 of 38 surgeries more than a two-year span, within the apartment “covered in bloodstream,” holding her gun in a single hands along with a knife within the other, she stated.
“He had bloodstream throughout him. He appeared really troubled and that i was scared,” she stated from the father of her two children. “My entire house have been switched upside lower.”
Based on Youthful, there is a ransom note on her and her two children designed in bloodstream.
“I have no idea if he’s there to harm me or what his true intentions were,” she stated within the docuseries. “At this time, I’m like losing it, and that i just, I leave.”
Youthful stated Duntsch followed her and informed her he could explain the bizarre scene.
“He stated somebody have been there plus they had hit him around the mind,” she stated.
Youthful elaborated inside a 2016 D Magazine story on Duntsch’s troubled career that Duntsch informed her his attacker have been an investigator hired by a lawyer representing his angry patients, however that account never was verified.
“I thought is that this somebody who you’ve pissed off? Could it have been you?” Youthful stated within the docuseries. “I still have no idea the solution.”
The encounter was one of a number of troubling occurrences after Duntsch—who once known themself as a combination of “God, Einstein and also the Antichrist”—lost his medical license in December of 2013 for departing numerous patients either maimed, in agonizing chronic discomfort, or, in 2 cases, dead.
“It would be a volitile manner pretty quickly after he lost his license,” Youthful stated within the docuseries. “He lost everything, so getting to manage the truth was very difficult for him.”
After his license was revoked in the Texas Medical Board, Youthful and Duntsch were evicted using their home. Duntsch gone to live in Colorado to reside together with his parents, while Youthful remained behind in Dallas using the couple’s boy.
“A couple of days later I required my first boy to go to him for Christmas after which I grew to become pregnant,” Youthful stated.
But Youthful stated Duntsch wasn’t happy in the news of some other baby and also the couple experienced a heated argument, where Duntsch accepted to seeing other women.
“I only agreed to be like ‘Whatever, I’m from here,’” Youthful remembered. “So, I returned to Dallas. I did not really understand how to feel any longer, but as they was in Colorado we stored in touch.”
Duntsch declared personal bankruptcy and it was arrested in Denver for driving while impaired on Jan. 10, 2014, based on local station KCNC-TV. Based on an arrest report acquired through the outlet, he’d been driving on two flat fires coupled with two empty bottles of Mike’s Hard Lemonade within the vehicle.
“Ultimately, with that situation, he wound up getting 12 several weeks (of) probation along with a small fine,” Michelle Shughart, assistant da in Dallas County, told “Dr Dying: The Undoctored Story.”
Not lengthy after, Youthful stated Duntsch broke into her apartment the very first time.
“He type of let themself into my apartment by climbing up my balcony,” she stated. “I was around the third story.”
However the unpredicted reunion wasn’t a contented one.
“We wound up stepping into this really big fight, and that he slapped me and put an online striking me using the remotes and that he was yelling profanities very loud where everybody could hear and saying ‘prostitute’ and ‘whore’,” she stated, adding also, he began calling her mother names. “At this time, I’ve had enough therefore i known as law enforcement.”
Duntsch was come to jail for which Youthful known as “time out” but his erratic behavior wouldn’t finish there. He broke into her home again within the incident where he was covered in bloodstream as well as allegedly started harassing personal injuries attorney Kay Van Wey, who symbolized a lot of his former patients, in a number of rambling emails.
“His emails were crazy,” Van Wey remembered within the docuseries. “He had lots of animus in my experience personally. He forecasted which i was the origin of a lot his problems and difficulties.”
Duntsch’s status required another join in April of 2015 as he was charged with shoplifting in a local Walmart.
Based on a police report acquired by The Texas Observer, Duntsch was taken on camera attempting to steal $887 price of merchandise, including pants, briefcases, perfume, watches and glasses.
Duntsch had allegedly attempted to steal the happy couple of pants by altering in to the new pair inside a Wal-Mart dressing room and placing their own pants in to the shopping cart software. But he was arrested attempting to leave the shop.
He was later sentenced to 4 months in prison for that attempted thievery, based on court papers acquired by Archiweekend.com.
“I think he developed this concept in the mind of who he was and just what he would use his existence and today all that has disappeared and wasn’t returning, I believe he finds themself inside a condition where he’s battling to determine, who shall we be held now?” Shughart stated within the series.
Duntsch’s legal woes were only beginning. A couple of several weeks following the shoplifting arrest, Duntsch was billed with multiple counts of irritated assault and injuring an seniors person for that damage he did around the operating table. Prosecutors contended the disgraced physician had used his “scalpel and hands” as weapons to honestly injure or kill his patients.
He was ultimately charged of injuring an seniors person regarding the Mary Efurd’s situation and it was sentenced to existence in jail.
“I cried once they stated existence jail time,” Youthful stated from the verdict. “I take a look at the kids, I felt like, ‘How shall we be held gonna explain this for them?’”
Duntsch has become living out his existence in jail, but Youthful told CNBC’s “American Greed” earlier this season the former neurosurgeon still regularly talks together with his two youthful sons.
“He includes a job within the prison. I do not know what it’s,” she stated. “He calculates, he reads, he studies the Bible. You realize, he’ll call and say goodnight to his boys, um, sometimes he’ll have bed time tales and then try to be normally as you possibly can.”
“Dr. Dying: The Undoctored Story” and also the scripted series “Dr. Dying,” starring Joshua Jackson, Alec Baldwin and Christian Slater are generally open to stream on Peacock now.