July 8, 2005
UPDATED: Maybe the wingnuts will now let Terri Schiavo rest in peace, although I doubt it*:
There is no evidence that Terri Schiavo's collapse 15 years ago was caused by criminal activity, said a prosecutor asked by Gov. Jeb Bush to look into the case.
Bush, who asked State Attorney Bernie McCabe to further investigate Schiavo's case after her autopsy last month, responded Thursday by saying he considers the state's involvement with the matter finished. "Based on your conclusions, I will follow your recommendation that the inquiry by the state be closed," Bush said in a two-sentence response to McCabe.
… Bush had cited an alleged gap in time between when Schiavo's husband Michael found her and when he called 911 as something that remained unsettled. McCabe said, however, that while such discrepancies may exist in the record, Michael Schiavo's statements that he called 911 immediately had been consistent.
"This consistency, coupled with the varying recollections of the precise time offered by other interested parties, lead me to the conclusion that such discrepancies are not indicative of criminal activity and thus not material to any potential investigation," McCabe wrote in a letter to Bush accompanying his report dated June 30 but not released until Thursday.
… "A review of the available records, including. [Medical Examiner Jon] Thogmartin's report, reveals no 'facts' or 'evidence' that indicate a criminal act ... was causative of Mrs. Schiavo's collapse or subsequent death," McCabe wrote.
More Bush-baby BS here.
*UPDATE: I guess this was inevitable.
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