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Posted on 04/02/2005 11:39:29 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyardEdited on 04/02/2005 5:10:27 PM PST by Lead Moderator. [history]
Terri Schiavo Cremated Amid Family Feud
Saturday, April 02, 2005
TAMPA, Fla. Terri Schiavo's body was cremated Saturday as disagreements continued between her husband and her parents, who were unable to have their own independent expert observe her autopsy.
The cremation was carried out according to a court order issued Tuesday establishing that Michael Schiavo () had the right to make such decisions, said his lawyer, George Felos. He said plans for burying her ashes in Pennsylvania, where she grew up, had not yet been completed.
Terri Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, had wanted to bury their daughter in Pinellas County so they could visit her grave.
Terri Schiavo, 41, died Thursday after the removal of the feeding tube that had kept her alive since 1990, when she suffered brain damage that court-appointed doctors determined had placed her in a persistent vegetative state (). Her parents had fought in court to keep her alive, disputing the doctors' opinions and saying there was hope of improvement.
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That was fast.
I just heard this on FNC in the last few minutes. This is sure a day for many tears.
And now no fact checking can be done...
Felos has never seen her looking so beautiful ...
This is known as destroying evidence.
What the heck is wrong with Florida?
Broken bones and brain scan evidence ---- G O N E
Or can a scientist detect such things from the ashes, providing they don't get flushed?
In some ways I think I'm beyond judging anyone for what happened to Terri. At this point I have to be reconciled to the fact that those truly responsible will answer for it somewhere, sometime. I'm a bad enough person to want to see it however.
What about the autopsy? They will find out from that won't they?
Just like Ron Brown.
Quincy could. I recall an episode where he did just that. :)
"What the heck is wrong with Florida?"
I've wondered that more and more. It seems there's only dreadful news coming out of Florida lately. Natural disasters and gawd-awful people.
The perfect crime.....from all involved
By the NATIONAL Cremation Society? What the heck is that all about?
I'm sure Michael and at least 3 of his relatives clearly remember Terri saying that if she was ever systematically starved to death, she'd want to be cremated within 48 hours and to have her ashes hidden from her parents for eternity.
The wheels of Justice turn slowly, but the wheels of corruption have reached warp speed!
The only solace we have now is in the fact that, although we failed Terri, God will not.
I wouldn't be so hard on yourself. To see appropriate and (If the facts support) deserved punishment meted out is reassuring to the functioning of a lawful Society. IMO To permit what is alleged here to go uninvestigated and, perhaps, unpunished would be an affront to such a Society.
"The sad part is she did it to herself."
This is seriously contested -- and it's only one of the questions that's not been answered adequately by anyone. So, I disagree with you.
You know that she had an eating disorder about as much as I know she didn't.
Well thank you. Too much introspection today I guess.
Ever think that "not passing judgement on anyone" makes everyone guilty???
In 24 hours?
The cremations I know of took at least two weeks or more for return of the body.
they already did the autopsy (sp?) though it will be a few weeks for the results to be in. MS wanted the autopsy done.
The autopsy was performed before this.
If you have nothing constructive to say, stay off this thread. Or your stay here will be short.
I'd like to see some immediate frontier justice as well, so I guess that makes me a bad person too!
Good job Michael. Now all the evidence is gone...
Words are failing me, too.
Evil loves stupidity.
And this, after the judge barred unsealing the 89 reports of spousal abuse which were filed about Terri.
Of course, the offical autopsy will only reveal she was beautiful in death. . .
And, I assume, Laci Peterson did it to herself when she picked the wrong type of person to marry.
An autopsy from the Nazi Pinellas county's appointed medical examiner? The cover up rages on.
What a joke prominent conservatives are (I'm talking about you, Hannity!) in light of the unsubstantiated gossip mongering regarding Michael & Terri Schiavo. It sickens me. I'm embarrassed for nation-of-laws and liberty-loving conservatives everywhere.
"Shall we hold vigils for lung cancer patients who smoked all their lives, for people dying of liver ailments due to alcohol abuse, for people in a vegative state because of drug addictions?"
We do it all the time, it is the sign of God's mercy in all of us
Yes, and he would NOT permit an impartial observer.....
Florida law required an autopsy be done.
MS only publically asked for one after that fact came to light.
There is very serious doubt as to whether she "did this to herself" or not.
The state of Florida requires an autopsy if a body is to be cremated. MS had no choice.
Of course they will know from the autopsy but that doesn't fit with the nutjob conspiracy theories surrounding this case. Be careful using logic and keeping a rational mind about you, it will offend many around these parts.
The only eating disorder Terri had: Judge Greer ORDERED that she not be allowed any food.
The feeling's mutual... and then some.
I heard that there was going to be an autopsy whether MS wanted it or not and when that was decided then suddenly Felos was announcing that MS wanted an autopsy - to clear his name sort of - but now the autopsy has been ordered sealed by Greer...
I can't believe they expect us to swallow this. They must hope their friends will protect them until the media interest dies down and we'll all just go away.
Why do you say that. IMO not a bad person - A little impatient - Maybe. Certainly not a bad person.
Sure, I'm nuts and so are her doctors:
"On February 25, 1990, Terri Schiavo suffered severe brain damage caused by a cardiac arrest brought on by chemical imbalances in the blood due to bulimia. "
Bulimia - hmmm, EATING DISORDER. Her friends and family admitted it ages ago - now it's all revisionist history... I find it pretty hypocritical and "holier-than-thou" for people "grieving" for Terry to call others murderers and label other people "Nuts" for disagreeing with them. I stand by my opinion - doesn't mean I'm right, but it also doesn't mean you are correct either. What I really find sad is the amount of people making this into a political issue.