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Man arrested for leaving fetus jars out with the trash

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The 35-year-old son of a gynecologist was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly left 12 jars containing fetuses in formaldehyde, at various levels of development, next to a trash bin in central Athens.

Preserved fetuses belong to a special medical waste category and as such are subject to special waste management rules.

According to reports, the 35-year-old told policemen he had found the jars while cleaning the home of his father, a former maternity clinic chief who died last year.