Christopher Duntsch’s late friend and victim, Jerry Summers, claimed Dr. Death gave him his “first hit of acid.”
Prior to his death earlier this year, Jerry discussed his relationship with Christopher in a new interview for Peacock’s Dr. Death: The Undoctored Story.
The four-part docuseries features old footage and new interviews to tell more of the story about the neurosurgeon who was sentenced to prison after maiming or killing more than 30 patients.
Peacock released the series to complement its scripted portrayal of the story, Dr. Death, which released a couple of weeks ago and stars Joshua Jackson as the titular character.
In the doc, Jerry, who died in February from an infection connected to the botched surgery Christopher performed on him in 2011, gave an interview about their friendship and the operation that eventually led to his death.
Christopher’s baby mama Wendy Young described him and Jerry as “the party boys,” and Jerry described just how true that was.
He shared: “We were like 19 years old, I remember we were driving down the road, and he was like, ‘You wanna take a hit of acid.’
“And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll take a hit of acid with you.’ And we popped, hit acid.”
Jerry revealed: “I had never taken a hit of acid before. Christopher Duntsch gave me my first hit of acid.”
Christopher’s late childhood best friend added: “Chris was very intrigued with a lot of the stuff going on in my life. I would say that he and I both were cokeheads.
“His first drug of choice would be cocaine.”
The pair were childhood friends and eventually became roommates.
In 2011, Jerry agreed to let Christopher perform cervical fusion surgery at Baylor Medical Center in Plano, Texas on him.
He told Local Memphis in 2014 that he woke up from the surgery paralyzed, which ultimately left him a quadriplegic.
Dr Death received a life sentence after being convicted of maiming one of his patients.
He is currently housed in the O.B. Ellis Unit outside of Huntsville, Texas.
The former doctor will not be eligible for parole until 2045 when he will be 74 years old.
Both the scripted Dr. Death series and the Dr. Death: The Undoctored Story docuseries are now streaming on Peacock.
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