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Fuhrman: Grand Jury should probe Terri Schiavo case (if Fla. won't, then US DOJ should, he says)
Newsmax ^ | July 1 05 | Mark Fuhrman

Posted on 07/03/2005 3:58:50 PM PDT by churchillbuff

Famed detective Mark Fuhrman is calling for a grand jury probe of the Terri Schiavo case, saying there's no other way to get to the bottom of the unexplained 1990 collapse of the then-26-year-old woman.

"I want a grand jury investigation," he told ABC Radio host Sean Hannity on Tuesday, adding that Schiavo's parents also favor the move.

Fuhrman, whose book "Silent Witness" hit bookstores this week, said that if Florida prosecutors decline to convene a grand jury probe, the Justice Department should step in.

He asked, "Were Terri's civil rights violated? When I looked at this case, she never got the due process of a death row inmate."

A similar investigative book by Fuhrman, "Murder in Greenwich," is credited with forcing Connecticut prosecutors to re-examine the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley, resulting in the conviction of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel.

In the Terri Schiavo case, Fuhrman said most of the questions revolve around her husband, Michael, and the conflicting stories he's told over the years.

"Michael Schiavo can't seem to remember anything consistently," he told Hannity, citing discrepancies in Michael's account of his reaction to his wife's collapse and the time he called paramedics.

"We have to have Michael Schiavo sit in front of a grand jury," the famed detective urged, noting that Schiavo has refused over the years to be questioned under oath in a deposition. "[A grand jury] is the only way to investigate this case."

Asked if he'd ever seen a case with so many unanswered questions, Fuhrman told Hannity: "Yeah, it's called Martha Moxley."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: disruptorsdelight; emotionalhysteria; emotionallydisabled; judicialmalfeasance; legallyblind; murder; swindlers; terrischiavo; wifekiller
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To: True Republican Patriot

He got paid for his work. Are you saying what Felos did was illegal?


41 posted on 07/03/2005 7:10:10 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: samantha

"There is no doubt in my mind that Michael is the reason that Terri is dead now."

That's a baseless charge you're making.


42 posted on 07/03/2005 7:11:11 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: k2blader

What lack of action?


43 posted on 07/03/2005 7:12:10 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: samantha
There is no doubt in my mind that Michael is the reason that Terri is dead now.

That cannot be disputed. If it wasn't for Michael, she would be alive today and receiving medical care she was denied all of those years.

44 posted on 07/03/2005 7:24:33 PM PDT by bjs1779 ("I donít want anyone trying to feed that GIRL" Greer thundered from the bench in 2001)
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To: sgtbono2002
You see many times in court that perjured testimony leads to convictions, Police officers who will perjure themselves to get a guilty verdict are a danger to the Justice system.

Oh please! Like you have seen police officers commit perjury "many times in court" to obtain convictions. What a crock. I suppose you have "seen" grand juries go along with such things and DA's investigators and prosecutors too? Garbage!

45 posted on 07/03/2005 7:57:44 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Get all the incumbents out of politics!)
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To: churchillbuff

This is ridiculous because it`s going to be virtually impossible to find, much less try, much less convict Michael on anything. The autopsy revealed no foul play which was expected being that she collapsed 15 years earlier, but somebody telling inconsistent stories is not much in the way of evidence. Unless some evidence comes out that we haven`t heard about, such as a witness or evidence from 15 years earlier she was strangled or poisoned, nothing is going to happen to him at all.


46 posted on 07/03/2005 8:34:23 PM PDT by EdHallick (Dodo the kid from outer space, he has propellers on his heels)
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To: sgtbono2002

Fuhrman is a good detective. Had the prosecutors been more competent, they would have called his partner who would verify what Fuhrman said about OJ.


47 posted on 07/03/2005 8:44:02 PM PDT by TBP
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To: sgtbono2002

Fuhrman is a good detective. Had the prosecutors been more competent, they would have called his partner who would verify what Fuhrman said about OJ.


48 posted on 07/03/2005 8:44:16 PM PDT by TBP
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To: marajade

Lack of action preventing an innocent woman from being dehydrated to death.


49 posted on 07/03/2005 8:45:40 PM PDT by k2blader (Was it wrong to kill Terri Shiavo? YES - 83.8%. FR Opinion Poll.)
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To: bjs1779
Look at his face "But I`m a Kennedy! I`m untouchable! You can`t do this to me!" (Oh if only it was Teddy too!) What`s going on with that slimebag anyway? Is he up for an appeal or is he doing the whole 20 years or whatever he got? Amazing he ever was convicted, there is a God.

Man I can`t stand those Kennedys, look how long it took them to put that fat bastard away, 30 freggin` years! Just as an example of how different those slimebags are treated from me and you, a guy I was friends with with 20 years ago got into the same type of accident as Ted "Blotto" Kennedy. He was driving his car drunk and went into a pole killing his passenger (his girlfriend)..He ended up doing 5 years in prison and when he got out he eventually killed himself a few years later by blowing his chest out with a shotgun. The guilt was enormous, he was constantly depressed, he was in debt up to his eyeballs and the family of the victim would not forgive him. Yes he made a tremendous mistake, yes he was guilty, but it was one of the most painful things I ever witnessed in my life for someone to go through.

Teddy on the other hand not only killed that girl, he didn`t even report it till the next day, he didn`t even go for help! And he didn`t spend one freggin` day in jail! Instead he was put on a pedestal, celebrated as a Presidential candidate of all things, has been able to remain a multi-millonaire, has been re-elected as Senator for the past 40 plus years every six years, is celebrated as a "leader" of the Democrat party, rants against his country constanly AND he still drinks! If Furman wants to write a book, he should write one on the outrageous double standards that scumbag has been afforded and really put those Kennedys in their place.

Gee, you don`t think he drinks now do you?


50 posted on 07/03/2005 9:02:56 PM PDT by EdHallick (Dodo the kid from outer space, he has propellers on his heels)
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To: mware

Sorry, Florida Governor George W. Greer says "no".


51 posted on 07/03/2005 9:03:53 PM PDT by Mad Mammoth
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To: TBP
Fuhrman is a good detective. Had the prosecutors been more competent, they would have called his partner who would verify what Fuhrman said about OJ.

I never did figure out why they didn't call Fuhrman's partner, who BTW is black. (Another goof by Marcia Clark.) Nobody mentioned that on Fuhrman's own time, he found proof that a black who was charged with a crime was in fact not guilty. Doesn't sound racist to me.

52 posted on 07/04/2005 12:32:56 AM PDT by Grani (Washington State--rotten to the core)
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To: isthisnickcool

Of course you are right and I am wrong, police officers would never lie to get a conviction. They are as innocent as babes. Furman is a saint and a legal genious he quit the LAPD because he was just too smart to work there any longer and wanted a career writing books. Yeah and dont forget the moon is made of green cheese.


53 posted on 07/04/2005 5:04:42 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: churchillbuff
"We have to have Michael Schiavo sit in front of a grand jury.."

This is true.

I find it strange that anyone would not want the truth to be known.

54 posted on 07/04/2005 5:06:36 AM PDT by Earthdweller (US descendant of French Protestants_"Where there is life, there is hope"..Terri Schindler)
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To: mware

I would let it rest.

This will come up again and maybe this time someone will get it right. To rehash it is not going to be productive for anyone except the MSM and some Liberal politicians.


55 posted on 07/04/2005 6:04:55 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: sgtbono2002
Yeah and dont forget the moon is made of green cheese.

You said that many times police commit perjury to obtain convictions. Keep on the subject bud. That's what I'm talking about and in that regard I am right and you are wrong. Now you sarcastically say police officers would never lie to get a conviction which is turning around your original words. You go on to make other "points" I never made. Which is a typical tactic when you have no arguments or facts to back up the original things you said which you just pulled out of thin air. I invite you to submit proof that "many times" police commit purjury to get convictions.

Like I said, for your statements to be true you would have to have DA investigators and prosecutors involved in helping the police convict innocent people. And even judges. So? Are all these people involved?

As far as Fuhrman? Like I said he was and is a good detective. He made a mistake and paid for it. I never said he was a saint or "a legal genius (sic)".

Did you pay for something too? Is that what this is all about? Have a little problem with the law yourself in the past? And that's what is really your problem here?

56 posted on 07/04/2005 6:11:07 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Get all the incumbents out of politics!)
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To: isthisnickcool

Obviously you do not understand sarcasm ,too bad. I wont try to explain it to you I doubt you would understand. as for me , your brilliant assumption that perhaps I have had problems with the law is laughable. As for police perjury just use google if you can handle that. It does exist and Mark Fuhrman copped a plea to it. Most GOOD detectives dont need it.


57 posted on 07/04/2005 6:42:52 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: Nightshift

ping...


58 posted on 07/04/2005 7:00:02 AM PDT by tutstar ( <{{--->< OurFlorida.true.ws Impeach Judge Greer)
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To: sgtbono2002
So? When you said that many (a large indefinite number) police lie in court to obtain convictions you were being sarcastic?

OK.

59 posted on 07/04/2005 7:00:38 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Get all the incumbents out of politics!)
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To: isthisnickcool

Whatever sails your boat.


60 posted on 07/04/2005 7:29:44 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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