What a waste of a good heart...Good riddance Troubled Ga. teen who received controversial heart transplant dead after crime spree ends in fatal wreck: cops BY Sasha Goldstein NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 9:12 AM Updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 9:25 AM Anthony Stokes posted photos on his Facebook page of him with a gun and wads of cash in the months since he received a controversial heart transplant. This photo was posted just two weeks before he died in a car wreck after a crime spree. A Georgia teen with a troubled past who received a controversial heart transplant 18 months ago died Tuesday after he shot at a woman as he tried to rob her, carjacked a sedan before crashing the car into a pole as he fled police, authorities said. Anthony Stokes, 17, promised to turn his life around after being denied a needed heart transplant in August 2013 for behavioral issues and disobeying doctor’s orders. Stokes at the time was given six to nine months to live and the banishment by doctors at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta was essentially a “death sentence,” activists said at the time. The hospital eventually relented and the surgery was successfully completed later that same month after the story sparked national outrage. “He’s going to make mistakes, but I still think he deserves a second chance,” mom Melencia Hamilton said at the time. That chance ended in a tremendous car wreck Tuesday afternoon just off the intersection of Alpharetta Highway and Hembree Road in Roswell, Ga., some 25 miles north of Atlanta, according to officials. Stokes, of Decatur, carjacked a Honda, then burst into a Roswell home and shot at an elderly woman as he tried to rob her, WSB-TV reported. “A lady said a person kicked in the door to break into the house. She was inside the living room and saw the suspect, who was wearing a mask,” Lisa Holland, of the Roswell Police Department, told the news station. Stokes then took off at a high speed as cops chased him down the highway. He smashed into a 33-year-old pedestrian before losing control and plowing into a pole. "He did a fishtail spin going around to the right and hit a pedestrian. I saw a white shirt fly up in the air,” witness Claudia Kuklis told WSB. Clementina Hernandez was hospitalized in stable condition, but Stokes, who was cut from the mangled wreckage, died later Tuesday at the hospital, police said. The teen was wearing a court-ordered ankle monitoring bracelet for past crimes when he learned he had dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart which is too weak to pump enough blood. The family and supporters said the boy was discriminated against “because he was poor, black and had trouble with the law, which his mother said was for fighting,” the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. “So I can live a second chance,” Stokes told WSB as he fought to get on the transplant list nearly two years ago. “Get a second chance and do things I want to do.” Photos from his Facebook page show Stokes holding and pointing a gun at the camera as he takes selfies with wads of cash. Several posts and pictures feature Stokes smoking marijuana. Among his "likes" is the video game "Grand Theft Auto 5."