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The Orlando Sentinel article on which we're all commenting has a link at the end of the article.
It was working when this article was previously posted (twice, as I recall, in both February and March).
I tried to get on it again this morning and it's not working.
However, there are other articles that re-state the court testimony. Also, a google search will give you the court testimony.
No, others did as well, and when making the decision in the case, the trial judge took into account all of that testimony and additional evidence. As the Second District explained:
We note that the guardianship court's original order expressly relied upon and found credible the testimony of witnesses other than Mr. Schiavo or the Schindlers. We recognize that Mrs. Schiavo's earlier oral statements were important evidence when deciding whether she would choose in February 2000 to withdraw life-prolonging procedures. See § 765.401(3), Fla. Stat. (2000); In re Guardianship of Browning, 568 So. 2d 4, 16. Nevertheless, the trial judge, acting as her proxy, also properly considered evidence of Mrs. Schiavo's values, personality, and her own decision-making process.
Some freepers have said that only Michael was told about Terri's comments that she never wanted to be kept alive with machines and tubes. Yet court testimony indicates her best friend, Joan, also heard Terri say that.
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Joan, who is also Michael's brother's wife. They allowed Michael's side of the family's testimony, but no one else's.
"she never wanted to be kept alive with machines and tubes. Yet court testimony indicates her best friend, Joan, also heard Terri say that.
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The actual testimony isn't here but in the summation there is a reference to an "expert witness" who says the comments of her friends is consistent with kids Terri's age. Apparrently there were several who testified she didn't want to be hooked to a machine, burden on society etc. from what I read.
The actual trial was May 1998 Michael files petition for court to determine whether Terri's feeding tube should be removed; Michael takes position that Terri would chose to remove the tube; Terri's parents take position that Terri would chose not to remove the tube.
Pehaps you can find the transcripts?