Skip to comments.What a coincidence! Breitbart's coroner dead from arsenic poisoning?
Posted on 05/05/2012 1:43:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The unexpected death of conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart just got a whole lot more mysterious. Only two months after Breitbarts passing, the coroner that investigated the cause of death may have succumbed to arsenic poisoning.
Michael Cormier, 61, passed away on April 20, the Los Angeles Times reports this week. Although Cormiers death is only being publicized now, the timing of actual passing actually came within hours of the release of the preliminary autopsy report of Breitbart.
Commenting to the Times on the latest news, Lt. Alan Hamilton of the Los Angeles Police Department says that investigators have not ruled out foul play in the death of Cormier. Authorities have yet to confirm how they believe arsenic entered his system or if the coroner was deliberately poisoned but Cormier passed away after being admitted to a hospital in Burbank, California last month after displaying symptoms typical with the illness.
Now as investigators consider how Cormiers life came to an end, others are still probing the untimely passing of Breitbart, an event which spawned conspiracy theories within minutes. As some have spent the last several weeks considering the pieces of the puzzle involving the journalists death, an unusual twist has been added to the mix.
Hours after the death of Breitbart was confirmed in early March, skeptics were quick to question what role his passing may have had in relation to a public address he delivered earlier in 2012. Speaking to the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. only weeks earlier, Breitbart claimed he had videos that would end the political career of US President Barack Obama.
I have videos, this election were going to vet him, Breitbart said back in February We are going to vet him from his college days to show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008.
Although investigators would go on to call Breitbarts March 1 death the result of heart failure, even some of his personal friends put forth the notion that it was an inside job. He told me RECENTLY he had big dirt on Obama MANY believe it's murder! radio host and pal Mancow Muller tweeted after his death, adding in a similar micro message that he had his doubts about the initial reports of natural causes.
Speaking to reporters at Los Angeless KABC News, investigators with the LA Police Department say that doctors at the hospital that Cormier died at have raised suspicions over the coroners death.
Conspiracy theorists cry foul after right-wing journalist Andrew Breitbart’s ‘coroner’ dies of arsenic poisoning
Just two months after conservative firebrand Andrew Breitbart died of a sudden heart attack, a Los Angeles coroner has died of suspicious circumstances.
Sources told the Los Angeles Times that Michael Cormier, 61, appears to have died of arsenic poisoning on April 20, the day the Los Angeles coroner’s office released their preliminary autopsy report on Mr Breitbart.
Conspiracy theorists and some of Mr Breitbart’s fans say that the timing, as well as the manner in which Mr Cormier died, makes compelling evidence of a sinister connection between the two men’s deaths.
Oh boy ... thanks S&F.
I read last week his cause of death will be confirmed when the Coroner’s report comes in.
Kind of funny if you think about it.
Forensic Technician Michael Cormiers Death Fuels Andrew Breitbart Conspiracy Theories
When conservative blogger and entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart died on March 1 at the age of 43, many raised the question “Was he assassinated?” Further fueling a mix of conspiracy theories around his death, L.A. County forensic technician Michael Cormier died on April 20...the same day that Breitbart’s autopsy report was released.
The Los Angeles Times reported that officials believe that Cormier, 61, died from poisoning. Last week Cormier had been complaining of pain and vomiting. He was taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center where he passed away.
An autopsy was completed, but it may take months to determine the exact cause of death. Although police were notified by hospital staff about “concerns surrounding the cause of Cormier’s death,” law enforcement sources told the Los Angeles Times that they are not jumping to the conclusion of homicide.
“At this point we haven’t ruled out foul play,” said Lt. Alan Hamilton of the Los Angeles Police Department. “It is one of the things being considered. We are waiting for the coroner’s results.”
Authorities are currently looking into arsenic as the potentially lethal poison. No final determination has been made, but a poison accidentally entering Cormier’s system is a possibility.
Cormier’s death has the Internet returning to Breitbart death conspiracy theories.
I’m confused - was he the corner or a technician?
LOL - correction...”coroner”.
Would a coroner normally come in contact with arsenic? Is arsenic used in embalming (but embalming is usually done after the inquest, not before). Today arsenic in a form that could be ingested as poison is scarcely used for anything a typical consumer would touch. Semiconductor facilities use a lot, but the precautions are great and the finished product doesn’t have any reactive arsenic in it.
Hmmmmm ..?? Seems Obama is starting to collect “mysterious deaths”. How many remember all the strange deaths connected to the Clintons ..??
I do. I was in Ft. Marcy..
Andrew Breitbart had a history of heart problems. His death appeared to have ironic timing, just before a purported major release of information against the current regime. Possible conspiracy, but quite possibly natural. The death by POISON of his coroner now elevates it to a conspiracy that will not die down.
Will the coroner’s coroner also mysterious die?
This probably isn’t appropriate, but this makes me think of that TV show The Closer (takes place in L.A.) where she takes over the “High Profile” cases and has to go against the Department and/or media to do it.
Does anyone have enough umph to look into this and let the chips fall where they may?
This only becomes a real scandal if the coroner for the guy who was the coroner of Breitbart dies under suspicious circumstances, and then his coroner has a mysterious accident.
I think most busy people would be shocked at how many deaths there are surrounding certain cases. What happens is that normal people stop looking into it, and these deaths an d incidents happen later when there is no drumbeat of attention.
That is why it can be called “tinfoil” because people in current generations think that “kind of thing” doesn’t happen anymore. You read it in history, but surely it isn’t happening NOW, when in reality a conspiracy is simply the way the world works...people conspire and have since the Garden of Eden.
“...but a poison accidentally entering Cormiers system is a possibility.”
That is about as likely as me being named King of England. And no, arsenic is not used in embalming - formeldehyde is.
In fact, about the only way one will ingest arsenic is if one drinks water from a contaminated well where the arsenic is naturally occurring. There are some such contaminated water wells in Alaska around Fairbanks and the locals know all about them.
Funny how the original story said he "may have" been one of the coroners........So now they have concrete evidence that "HE WAS THE ONE"?
Can we now assuume that the entire staff of Breitbart.com is now in a super secret location reminiscent of Cheney, conducting their Breitbart.com stuff via ultra secure laptops? LOL!
Re: I do. I was in Ft. Marcy
Is there a concession stand in Ft. Marcy???
Re: I do. I was in Ft. Marcy
Is there a concession stand in Ft. Marcy???