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  • Disappearance of cop's fourth wife suspicious, relatives say

    11/06/2007 10:52:00 AM PST · by Santa Fe_Conservative · 87 replies · 124+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/06/07
    BOLINGBROOK, Illinois (CNN) -- Police are using tracking dogs, airplanes, infrared sensors and volunteers on foot Tuesday to look for a young mother who disappeared nine days ago, leaving her 4- and 2-year-old children behind. Stacy Peterson, 23, has been missing from her suburban Chicago home since October 28. 1 of 2 Friends and relatives of Stacy Peterson, 23, say her disappearance is suspicious. Her husband of four years, Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson, 53, reportedly has told police his wife said she was leaving him for another man, and police are not treating the disappearance as a criminal investigation....
  • Police Sergeant's Wife Goes Missing(Bolingbrook Illinois)

    10/30/2007 4:52:37 PM PDT · by Thebaddog · 183 replies · 1,910+ views
    WMAQ ^ | 10.30.07 | Channel 5
    State Police are searching for the wife of a southwest suburban Bolingbrook police sergeant. "Because he's one of our officers, we thought it would be better to have an independent agency investigating," Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar said of the state's involvement in the disappearance of Stacey Peterson. It was not clear how long Peterson, the 23-year-old wife of Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson, has been missing. She was supposed to help a friend do some painting, but never showed up. Drew Peterson's previous wife, 40-year-old Kathleen Savio, was found dead in the dry bathtub of her Pheasant Chase home in...
  • Simpson: I Deserve Criticism for Book

    11/23/2006 11:50:33 AM PST · by BibChr · 11 replies · 951+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 23, 2006; 9:55 AM (ET) | LINDA DEUTSCH
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - O.J. Simpson says the only thing he is guilty of is trying to get out of debt and provide for his children. The former football star said in interviews with The Associated Press that he deserved criticism for his part in the "If I Did It" book and interview deal. He said any profit from the book would be "blood money," but he needed to pay his bills. ...In interviews with the AP, Simpson denied committing the murders, disputed his publisher's contention that the book amounts to a confession, insisted the title was not his idea,...
  • Krauthammer: Why We Should Let O.J. Speak

    11/21/2006 9:29:15 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 104 replies · 2,632+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | November 22, 2006 | Charles Krauthammer
    Rupert Murdoch has just canceled the O.J. Simpson book and TV special in which Simpson (presumably) describes how he would have half-decapitated Nicole Simpson and stabbed Ron Goldman had "the real killers" not done it first. The cancellation is certainly justified on grounds of decency, sensitivity and, given the universal public revulsion, commercial good sense. But I would have done differently. I would have let O.J. speak. I thought the outrage was misdirected and misplaced. The attention and money Simpson (and Fox) would have garnered from the deal are not half as outrageous as the fact that every day he...
  • Jurors hear secret tapes of accused killer plotting the murder of his in-laws [Perry March]

    08/14/2006 2:29:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 133+ views
    Court TV ^ | 8/14/6 | Emanuella Grinberg
    NASHVILLE - Accused killer Perry March told a fellow jail inmate that if his in-laws were dead his chances of beating a murder rap for his wife's death would go from 40 to 90 percent. March hatched a jailhouse plot with inmate Russell Farris in 2005 to kill the parents of his missing wife, Janet March, while he awaited trial for her death. But March did not know that Farris was recording their conversations at the behest of authorities. On Monday, jurors listened to audio tapes in which March details the plot to kill Larry and Carolyn Levine. March, 45,...
  • Michael Schiavo campaigns against Lieberman

    07/28/2006 8:01:31 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 30 replies · 733+ views
    Boston HErald ^ | July 28, 2006 | Pat Eaton-Robb
    HARTFORD, Conn. --Michael Schiavo stumbled over the name of the man he was in Connecticut to support Friday, but after fighting Congress for the right to disconnect his brain-damaged wife's feeding tube, he had no problem remembering whom he was campaigning against. U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman "thinks that government should have made that decision," he said. "Joe Lieberman is wrong, and that's why Joe Lieberman is going to be defeated."
  • Judge in Reno shot at courthouse

    06/12/2006 11:48:18 AM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 573 replies · 20,660+ views
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge has been shot at a courthouse in Reno, a police spokesman says.
  • Forensic Dentist: Remains are Those of Missing Pregnant Woman [WI]

    05/07/2006 2:13:05 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 4 replies · 337+ views
    JSOnline via AP ^ | May 7, 2006 | Staff Writer from AP
    NEILLSVILLE, WI (AP) -- The remains pulled from the Chippewa River were those of a pregnant woman allegedly killed by her new husband, according to a forensic dentist. Shaun W. Rudy, 23, of Thorp, has been charged with two counts of first-degree homicide for the deaths of his wife and unborn child, as well as a count of dismembering a corpse. His wife, Christine Rudy, 21, was fatally shot Nov. 12, dismembered and dropped into the Chippewa River near the Cobban Bridge in Chippewa County a day or two later, authorities said. She was six months pregnant at the time....
  • Michael Schiavo Caught in Serious Distortion of Truth on NBC Interview

    03/24/2006 2:33:29 PM PST · by topher · 234 replies · 5,649+ views
    Life Site News ^ | March 24, 2006 | John-Henry Westen
    Michael Schiavo Caught in Serious Distortion of Truth on NBC Interview By John-Henry Westen CLEARWATER, FLA., March 24, 2006 ( - Michael Schiavo, who ordered doctors to withhold food and water from his severely disabled wife Terri until she died, and his current wife Jodi were interviewed by NBC's Matt Lauer. Those exclusive interviews based on Schiavo's upcoming book "Terri: The Truth," are to be broadcast on "Dateline," Sunday, March 26 at 7 p.m.. Ironically, despite claiming to speak about 'the truth' concerning Terri, NBC's Lauer catches Schiavo in a serious distortion of truth as the interview begins. In the...
  • Terri's husband isn't the enemy, guardian says

    03/19/2005 9:18:52 AM PST · by EveningStar · 981 replies · 11,050+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | February 25, 2005 | Mike Thomas
    Wolfson's report is based on court files, depositions, medical records and interviews with everyone involved. That said, I begin with the most explosive allegation: Did Michael try to kill Terri? Wolfson laughs. "No!" ----- Wolfson's report states that in the four years after her collapse, Michael "had insistently held to the premise that Theresa could recover and the evidence is incontrovertible that he gave his heart and soul to her treatment and care . . . In late autumn of 1990, following months of therapy and testing and formal diagnoses of persistent vegetative state with no evidence of improvement, Michael...
  • Schiavo autopsy vindicates husband

    06/15/2005 7:21:37 PM PDT · by familyop · 38 replies · 1,692+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 16JUN05 | Jamie Wilson
    US examiner concludes that brain damage was irreversible An autopsy on Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged woman whose condition sparked a legal, medical and political battle that divided America, has backed her husband's contention that she was in a persistent vegetative state before her feeding tube was removed. The report, released yesterday by a medical examiner in Florida,found she had massive and irreversible brain damage, and was blind. It found no evidence she had been strangled or that Michael Schiavo, her husband, had abused her, as her parents had claimed. But the cause of her collapse 15 years ago remains...
  • Bush administration to probe Terri's case Justice directs HHS to examine discrimination complaint

    09/08/2005 6:18:32 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 54 replies · 1,098+ views ^ | 9 September 2005
    Months after her death by court-ordered dehydration, the Justice Department has ordered an investigation of a complaint alleging discrimination against Terri Schiavo under the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act. The Justice Department's Disability Rights Section directed the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services in July to conduct the probe, reported the Empire Journal, an Internet news site that has published numerous investigative stories on the Schiavo case. Schiavo died March 31 at age 41 at Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla., after her estranged husband Michael Schiavo obtained judicial approval to...
  • Ten Year Old, Arrested for Giving Food to Terri Schiavo, Apologizes

    09/01/2005 9:51:24 AM PDT · by NYer · 1,405 replies · 13,831+ views
    LifeSite ^ | August 31, 2005 Wednesday August 31, 2005 Ten Year Old Arrested for Giving Food to Terri Schiavo Apologizes TAMPA BAY, August 31, 2005 ( - Ten year-old Joshua Heldreth, the eldest of eight children, was arrested on Good Friday of this year for trespassing while attempting to bring a drink of water to Miss Terri Schaivo.  Days later Schiavo died of intentional dehydration.  In court Joshua pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 25 hours of community service and ordered to write an apology for his actions.The boy whose arrest photo was splashed on front pages of newspapers across the nation wrote in...
  • Michael Schiavo: 'Distinguished Guardian of the Year'

    08/10/2005 1:56:42 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 26 replies · 811+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 8/10/05 | Jeff Johnson
    The Florida State Guardianship Association has chosen Michael Schiavo as its "Distinguished Guardian of the Year" for 2005, outraging many in the pro-life community. Schiavo is the former husband of Terri Schiavo, the brain-injured Florida woman whose life ended March 31 by court-ordered dehydration at her husband's request. While admitting that Schiavo was a "controversial choice," Michelle Kenney, president-elect of the association told the Associated Press that her group decided to bestow the honor on Schiavo because of his "commitment" to honoring what he claimed was his wife's wish "not to be kept alive artificially." "We see a lot of...
  • Protesters Outside as Michael Schiavo Tells His Story at “Ethics” Convention

    09/28/2005 5:31:43 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 12 replies · 619+ views ^ | 29 September 2005
    After speaking at a convention to honour the pro-euthanasia physician who pronounced that Terri Schiavo was in a “persistent vegetative state,” Terri’s estranged husband and killer, Michael Shiavo, drew a standing ovation. Michael Schiavo, speaking at an “ethics” convention honouring Dr. Ronald Cranford, who is retiring from medicine because of a cancer diagnosis, spoke publicly about the euthanasia of his wife Terri for the first time since her death in March. “Terri didn’t die an awful death,” he claimed. He said that, as Terri died, he “laid a red rose in her hand and said goodbye,” according to a North...
  • The Schiavo Autopsy Results: Terri Dailies July 6

    07/06/2005 10:50:06 AM PDT · by 8mmMauser · 1,731 replies · 18,027+ views
    Accuracy in Media-Media Monitor ^ | July 6, 2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    Several bloggers have drawn attention to a strange lead in a Washington Post story about the Terri Schiavo autopsy results. The June 16 Post story by David Brown said that "Terri Schiavo died of the effects of a profound and prolonged lack of oxygen to her brain on a day in 1990, but what caused that event isn't known and may never be, the physician who performed her autopsy said…"
  • Michael Schiavo Supporters on "Hannity & Colmes"

    03/29/2005 6:35:37 PM PST · by ozzymandus · 339 replies · 8,422+ views
    Hannity & Colmes Show | Just Now | Me
    Did anybody catch the 2 Michael Schiavo "supporters" on H&C tonight? They were a couple of typical hippie-hags from the far left, who said they went to Florida to counter-demonstrate against the Terri Schiavo supporters, who they called "religious Nazis". Colmes grovelled and slobbered all over them, but Hannity's first question, directed to one of the hags, was, "What does that say on your shirt?". She replied, "Revolutionary Communist Youth League". Brilliant, Alan, just brilliant.
  • Michael Schiavo Poised To Sue Caregivers

    08/10/2005 10:38:54 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 719 replies · 11,721+ views
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | 8/10/05 | David Sommer
    CLEARWATER - Michael Schiavo has asked a court to waive the two-year statute of limitations on filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against one or more of his deceased wife's caregivers. Terri Schiavo, 41, died March 31 after her feeding tube was removed after a seven-year court battle. Schiavo's attorney in this case, Mark Perenich, said he was not able to discuss the proposed lawsuit behind Tuesday's request for an extension of the two-year statute of limitations. By law, medical malpractice lawsuits must be filed within two years of the alleged misconduct unless an extension is granted. In October 2003, Terri...
  • Terri Schiavo's husband Michael honored

    08/08/2005 9:53:09 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 99 replies · 1,686+ views
    AP ^ | 8/8/05
    The husband of Terri Schiavo was honored by a group that advocates guardianship services for his years-long efforts to get his wife's feeding tube disconnected. Michael Schiavo was given the Guardian of the Year Award by the Florida State Guardianship Association yesterday. Terri Schiavo lived in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years before dying in March. She died after a protracted legal battle between her husband and her parents over her end-of-life wishes. She died from dehydration after her feeding tube was disconnected. A Franciscan friar who serves as the Schindler family spokesman Brother Paul O'Donnell said the award...
  • 'Judicial murder' and Terri Schiavo [by Nat Hentoff]

    07/11/2005 12:27:13 PM PDT · by aculeus · 75 replies · 1,768+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2005 | Nat Hentoff
    While editorials across the nation agreed in chorus that at last, Terri Schiavo will rest in peace, the autopsy report declined such certainty:"It is the policy of this office that no case is ever closed and that all determinations are to be reconsidered upon receipt of credible, new information." Even if no new information surfaces, how Terri Schiavo was put to death is causing many Americans to confront their own death. Pat Anderson, for a long time the attorney for Terri Schiavo's parents, said the day Terri died of dehydration as ordered by the courts and her husband: "Euthanasia in...
  • Prosecutor: No criminality in Schiavo collapse. Bush ends inquiry

    07/07/2005 5:22:33 PM PDT · by KDD · 44 replies · 1,481+ views
    Bradenton Herald ^ | Thu, Jul. 07, 2005 | DAVID ROYSE
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - 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. The governor is vacationing in Maine and couldn't be reached for further comment,...
  • Governor to close Schiavo inquiry [State attorney to Jeb: Michael S did not cause wife's collapse.]

    07/08/2005 2:59:50 PM PDT · by summer · 271 replies · 2,925+ views
    St Petersburg Times ^ | July 8, 2005 | DAVID KARP and CHRIS TISCHDAVID KARP and CHRIS TISCH
    LARGO - In what could be a final chapter in the legal saga of Terri Schiavo, Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney Bernie McCabe says he could find no evidence that Michael Schiavo caused his wife's collapse 15 years ago. In a June 30 letter to Gov. Jeb Bush, McCabe suggested ending the state's inquiry into the case. Bush responded Thursday in a two-sentence letter to McCabe: "Based on your conclusions, I will follow your recommendation that the inquiry by the state be closed." Bush asked McCabe last month to investigate Schiavo's collapse on the morning of Feb. 25, 1990. He cited questions...
  • Terri's Autopsy

    06/26/2005 1:27:48 PM PDT · by FarRockaway · 43 replies · 928+ views
    FarRockaway | 6/26/05 | FarRockaway
    Oh! Well, it's OK to have Murdered Her Then. Mr. Thogmartin has told us that, after fifteen years of a patient lying in bed recovering, Terri Schiavo might have fully recovered from any abuse she endured. Miraculously he was also unable to see whether or not this person had, fifteen years ago, a heart attack or not. Of course, I’ve never met anyone whose cardiologist was ever unsure, say 24 hours after the incident, that a heart attack had occurred or not. No, in my experience cardiologists can tell you precisely how many nano-seconds the heart attack lasted. Continuing, the...
  • Santorum defends Schiavo visit (and gives his stands on other issues)

    06/18/2005 10:57:15 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 7 replies · 446+ views
    Post Gazette ^ | June 18, 2005 | Tom Barnes
    Regardless of what his critics say, U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum insists he did the right thing by visiting brain-damaged Terri Schiavo in Florida before she died March 31. "I stood up for what I believe was right in defending a disabled person from being executed. I don't think we should execute disabled people who have not expressed their desire as to how they should be handled, how their life should be dealt with. "I don't think we should end their life simply because they are disabled. That's a very telling thing about a society that is willing to say that...
  • Cardinal says enough of euphemisms—Terry Schiavo was killed

    07/27/2005 6:04:09 AM PDT · by NYer · 73 replies · 2,537+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | July 26, 2005
    Lima, Jul. 26, 2005 (CNA) - The President of the Pontifical Council for Heath Care, Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, recalled the Terry Schiavo case this week and said “they killed her” by denying her food and hydration.According to the cardinal, “Food and hydration are never considered medicine.”  “To remove them means euthanasia, it means killing, and so this woman was killed by hunger and starvation.  Let’s stop with the euphemisms—they killed her,” he stated.“Law consists of a rational ordering that seeks the common good and not the common evil,” Cardinal Lozano noted, “but many times there are laws that are...
  • Michael Schiavo thinking of his own political future when he endorsed Tim Kaine(D)? (that Schiavo)

    11/06/2005 6:14:01 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 100 replies · 1,783+ views
    National Journal ^ | Nov. 3, 2005 | National Journal
    Why did Michael Schiavo, a Floridian with Pennsylvania roots, endorse Democrat Tim Kaine's run for Virginia governor? Your guess is as good as Kaine's, whose campaign first learned the news on Wednesday after Schiavo's PR firm gave the mini-scoop to the Washington Post. The maneuver was meant to motivate base Democrats in Virginia six days before the Nov. 8 vote. Schiavo's statement said lots of mean things about Jeb Bush and Florida, and only a few nice things about Kaine and Virginia. This makes us wonder: Is Schiavo focused on Virginia's well being, or his own political future? Doesn't Florida...
  • Michael Schiavo joins the fray

    12/07/2005 5:02:27 PM PST · by eartotheground · 198 replies · 2,823+ views
    Salon ^ | December 7th, 2005 | Michael Scherer
    Terri Schiavo's husband starts a PAC devoted to defeating the Bible-thumping politicians who used his comatose wife as a football. By Michael Scherer Dec. 7, 2005 | At the height of the battle, Michael Schiavo appeared to be a reluctant cultural warrior. His wife, Terri, lay comatose, in her 15th year of vegetative slumber, connected to a feeding tube, but well beyond resuscitation. Around her hospice, a political hurricane swirled. In Terri's name, President George Bush interrupted his vacation, Sen. Bill Frist played doctor from the Senate floor, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush launched a flimsy criminal investigation, and Rep. Tom...
  • Michael Schiavo Turning Terri into Poster Child for Euthanasia

    12/16/2005 6:22:20 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 61 replies · 2,121+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 17 December 2005 | Judie Brown
    It is frequently said that truth is stranger than fiction. In the case of Michael Schiavo, husband of the now deceased Terri Schiavo, this is precisely correct. You may recall that during the years that Terri Schiavo suffered from a debilitating condition, Michael worked very hard to acquire legal permission to kill his wife by denying her the basic human right of receiving food and water. He argued that she would not want to be fed through a tube. His view was that she actually died 12 years earlier, and that the person in the hospital bed was not truly...
  • Schiavo right-to-die case captured the attention of the world

    12/26/2005 4:49:42 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 84 replies · 1,491+ views ^ | De. 26, 2005 | MITCH STACY
    As the yearslong battle between Michael Schiavo and Bob and Mary Schindler came to a head in March, the case drew in Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Vatican and the White House. National TV networks chronicled every twist of the hot-button issue. Michael Schiavo wanted to carry out what he said were his wife's wishes not to be kept alive artificially. The Schindlers disputed their daughter had such end-of-life wishes and had held out hope that she could have improved with therapy. They said she had interacted with them. The dispute nearly created a constitutional crisis. Congress, the president...
  • Terri Schiavo's Husband Remarries (Next "mercy" killing victim?)

    01/22/2006 9:08:37 PM PST · by JRios1968 · 4 replies · 483+ views
    AP Via FoxNews ^ | 22 Jan 2006
    SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. — Michael Schiavo, whose brain-damaged wife was at the center of a contentious end-of-life battle that played out on a worldwide media stage, has remarried, family members said. Schiavo married his longtime girlfriend Jodi Centonze on Saturday in a private church ceremony, said John Centonze, the brother of the bride. Schiavo's former wife, Terri, died in March after her feeding tube was removed. She had suffered irreversible brain damage after collapsing at age 26 in 1990. Terri Schiavo's parents and siblings fought for years to keep her alive, arguing that she had some level of consciousness. Florida...
  • Schiavo weds in private service

    01/23/2006 7:12:44 AM PST · by NYer · 231 replies · 4,123+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 22, 2006 | CURTIS KRUEGER
    SAFETY HARBOR - Michael Schiavo and Jodi Centonze were married in a private ceremony at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church on Saturday. "It was very emotional," said John Centonze, brother of the bride, just after the noon ceremony. "It's been a long time coming. A lot of things happened in between." The wedding came a day after the couple applied for a Pinellas County marriage license and 10 months after the death of Schiavo's first wife, Terri. Terri Schiavo died March 31, two weeks after her feeding tube was removed, and 15 years after a cardiac arrest that left her in...
  • Storm over, Schiavo to remarry

    01/21/2006 2:03:21 PM PST · by amdgmary · 102 replies · 2,037+ views
    St Petersburg Times ^ | January 21, 2006 | KELLEY BENHAM
    They might have done this years ago, but he already had a wife. Michael Schiavo and Jodi Centonze applied for a marriage license in Pinellas County on Friday. She listed her last marriage as ending in divorce on March 29, 1989. He listed his as ending in death on March 31, 2005. Their relationship has long been a curious sidenote in the national right-to-die case of Michael's first wife, Terri Schiavo, who was in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years. Michael Schiavo, 42, has called Jodi Centonze his fiancee for at least six years, relatives said. They live together...
  • Scott Peterson's parents hire appellate lawyers

    12/28/2005 1:47:31 PM PST · by SmithL · 92 replies · 1,846+ views
    AP ^ | 12/28/5
    MODESTO, Calif. - The parents of condemned murderer Scott Peterson hired two noted attorneys to begin his appeals. "Since he is innocent, we don't want him sitting there any longer than he has to," Lee Peterson, the former fertilizer salesman's father, said Tuesday. Peterson was convicted Nov. 12, 2004, in the murders of his pregnant wife, Laci, and the fetus she carried. Death sentences are automatically appealed in California, but it can sometimes take several years for inmates to receive a state-appointed attorney. Peterson's trial lawyer Mark Geragos could have handled the appeals but said he felt the case warrants...
  • Former boyfriend charged with LaToyia Figueroa's death (body found)

    08/20/2005 8:55:37 AM PDT · by Smogger · 134 replies · 2,920+ views
    Penn ^ | 8/20/2005, 10:51 a.m. ET | AP
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police announced Saturday that they have charged the 25-year-old former boyfriend of LaToyia Figueroa with her death. Stephen Poaches, of West Philadelphia, the missing pregnant woman's former boyfriend and the father of her unborn baby, was charged with the murder of the 24-year-old woman. Figueroa has been missing for a month. Philadelphia police recovered her remains early Saturday in nearby Chester, located about 13 miles southwest of Philadelphia. When Poaches was arrested in Chester, police said he was wearing a bullet proof vest and was carrying a pistol. LaToyia Figueroa's father, Melvin Figueroa, said he was...
  • Guardians laud Michael Schiavo for fulfilling wife's wishes

    08/06/2005 10:01:22 AM PDT · by jdhljc169 · 67 replies · 1,235+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 08/05/05 | MAYA BELL
    DORAL, Fla. - (KRT) - He has been rebuked by the Vatican, castigated by Congress and slandered on the Internet, but Michael Schiavo was welcomed as a hero Friday by a state organization whose members make end-of-life decisions for people unable to make them for themselves. The Florida State Guardianship Association bestowed its Guardian of the Year Award on Schiavo for carrying out his wife's wishes not to be kept alive artificially despite a drumbeat of withering criticism. In a rare public appearance, Schiavo, 42, modestly accepted the award at the association's 18th annual conference at the Doral Golf Resort...
  • Man Kills Wife After Sex To Watch Sports On TV

    08/04/2005 3:08:40 PM PDT · by Westlander · 168 replies · 4,132+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 12:45 pm EDT August 4, 2005 | AP
    PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- A Florida sports fan has been sentenced to death for killing his wife after sex. Christoper Offord got angry because his wife wanted to cuddle after they had sex -- but he wanted to watch sports on television. She died after being struck dozens of times with a claw hammer. Offord later confessed to a bartender at a sports bar, and eventually pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. In imposing the death sentence, the judge said the brutality of the crime outweighed any of the defendant's possible mental problems. Offord did not speak in court, but admitted...
  • Fuhrman: Grand Jury should probe Terri Schiavo case (if Fla. won't, then US DOJ should, he says)

    07/03/2005 3:58:50 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 83 replies · 2,487+ views
    Newsmax ^ | July 1 05 | Mark Fuhrman
    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...
  • Guilty plea by Hacking likely today

    04/15/2005 8:57:05 AM PDT · by MizSterious · 23 replies · 758+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 4/15/2005 | Matthew D. LaPlante
    Article Last Updated: 4/15/2005 08:49 AM Guilty plea by Hacking likely today The plan all along? All signs indicate neither side ever intended to go to trial By Matthew D. LaPlante The Salt Lake Tribune Salt Lake Tribune Expect no gasps of surprise if Mark Hacking pleads guilty today. It appears that he has never intended to do anything otherwise.    Witnesses pivotal to the prosecution's case were never contacted by defense investigators - a fundamental first step in establishing a trial defense in any case, let alone one in which the defendant faces life imprisonment.    And, apparently content that...
  • Schiavo’s father makes emotional appeal

    03/28/2005 12:17:43 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 109 replies · 2,917+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 3/28/05 | Sandy Bauers
    PINELLAS PARK, FL -- Bob Schindler, the father of severely brain-damaged Terri Schiavo, said his daugher is "begging for help," and so is her family. Now in her 11th day without food or water after her feeding tube was removed under court order on March 18, Schiavo is "failing," he said, but nevertheless "fighting like hell to live." Although "emaciated," Schiavo is "still communicating," Schindler said, "... And she's responding to me." Schindler spoke to reporters shortly before 1 p.m. outside the Woodside Hospice, where Schiavo is being cared for. Several days ago, a family spokesman reported that Terri's mother,...
  • Scott Peterson sentenced to death

    03/16/2005 10:15:56 AM PST · by wallcrawlr · 252 replies · 7,614+ views
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — A judge has sentenced Scott Peterson to death for the slayings of his wife and her fetus.
  • Homicide the No. 1 cause of death for pregnant women

    02/23/2005 1:22:49 PM PST · by LibertyJihad · 63 replies · 6,950+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 02-23-2005 | DAVID TARRANT
    The killing of a pregnant woman is horrifying enough. But the murders of Lisa Underwood, who was carrying a baby, and her 7-year-old son underscore a problem largely unknown to the public: Homicide is the leading cause of death among pregnant women. "What pregnant women do not know is that instead of facing joyful celebration at the announcement of pregnancy, too many face violence and death," said American College of Nurse-Midwives Executive Director Deanne Williams, in a 2003 report on maternal homicides. "When we think of all the other things that cause women to die during pregnancy, such as infection...

    11/30/2004 8:06:26 PM PST · by cyn · 442 replies · 4,997+ views
    various sources | 12/1/04 | various sources
    Welcome to Terri's December Dailies thread. This is where we place links to other Terri threads at Free Republic and other breaking news about Terri Schindler-Schiavo. In addition, this is a place to meet and plan ways to use grassroots activism to help Terri's Fight. If you are a newbie to Terri's Fight, I urge you to visit where you can subscribe to their newsletter, can get up to speed on the court cases and the very long struggle. Please consider joining us. The pay isn't very good lol but it is rewarding to help Terri nonetheless. Terri's life...
  • Terri Schiavo's Parents Want Estranged Husband's Guardianship Ended

    01/11/2005 11:01:27 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 77 replies · 1,515+ views ^ | January 11, 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    Pinellas Park, FL ( -- The parents of Terri Schiavo have asked a judge to end her estranged husband Michael's legal guardianship. Bob and Mary Schindler say Michael has numerous conflicts of interest which prevent him from doing an adequate job as Terri's caretaker. The Schindlers say that Michael Schiavo should be removed as Terri's guardian because of personal, legal, financial and religious conflicts of interest. David Gibbs, the lead counsel for the Schindlers, says "any one of these four conflicts of interest should provide the court with a sufficient reason to terminate Mr. Schiavo's guardianship and appoint a replacement...
  • Terri Schindler-Schiavo Lies of Michael Schiavo

    10/12/2004 10:17:22 AM PDT · by amdgmary · 60 replies · 4,239+ views
    Fight 4 Terri ^ | October 10, 2004 | Cheryl Ford, RN
    Dear Friends of Terri: On October 20, 2003, Michael Schiavo offered his comments about Terri in an article published by the Tampa Tribune. I have compiled a review from Terri's medical records of how the facts were actually stated by Terri's health care providers versus the false statements made by Michael Schiavo. What you are about to read depicts the lies from Terri's estranged husband as he has consistently portrayed them in the Florida courts in order to rationalize HIS desires to cease all of Terri's therapies and to remove her feeding tube and have her die by starvation and...
  • TERRI SCHINDLER SCHIAVO JANUARY 2005 Dailies: News Digest, Restating the Obvious & Thank Yous...

    12/29/2004 7:16:22 AM PST · by floriduh voter · 2,218 replies · 21,117+ views
    Free Republic & Various Sources ^ | December 30, 2004 | Floriduh Voter
    The Terri Schindler Schiavo Daily Threads are created month to month as we watch local and national news regarding Terri and her family. Since Terri's supporters are in every time zone, you may see something FIRST. Please share news with us that you don't see here already. Now, why would you want to do that? Terri's Daily Thread for September/October of 2004 was viewed over 15,000 times. Terri's November Daily Thread was viewed over 6,000 times. December's thread is over 3,000 views. More and more good folks are finding out about Terri and that judicial tyranny would take her life,...
  • Terri’s ‘Exit Protocol’

    01/14/2005 1:09:55 AM PST · by amdgmary · 36 replies · 1,310+ views
    The Catholic Standard & Times ^ | Jan 10, 2005 | Susan Brinkmann
    On Oct. 27, 2003, Michael Schiavo, the husband of the cognitively disabled Florida woman, Terri Schindler-Schiavo, appeared on Larry King Live to explain why he was fighting so hard to remove his wife’s feeding tube. His appearance was only days after the Florida legislature intervened to have Terri’s feeding tube reinserted for the second time in two years. Michael Schiavo insisted that he wanted to help his wife “die with dignity.” He told King: “It’s painless, and probably the most natural way to die. It is a very easy way to die — probably the second best way to die,...
  • Scott Peterson: Another 'Planned Parenthood'

    01/01/2005 11:45:28 PM PST · by jimluke01 · 19 replies · 900+ views ^ | 01/01/05 | J. Matt Barber
    SCOTT PETERSON: ANOTHER ‘PLANNED PARENTHOOD' Posted by master on 2005/1/1 17:37:53 By J. Matt Barber The media latched on to the story like a pit-bull to a poodle – It’s been a perfect obsession. Coverage of the case has saturated the airwaves for over two years, with the Fox News Channel taking the lead…OK Greta, on the record – we get it – enough already! As nearly everyone on the planet knows by now, former Modesto, California fertilizer salesman Scott Peterson was recently convicted of double murder for killing his 27-year-old wife Laci, and the couple’s unborn son Conner. It...
  • Pregnancy and Homicide (And missing the lead.[Washington Post])

    12/27/2004 11:27:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 533+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 12/28/2004 | Reid Collins
    Editors have a nasty little habit of telling news writers, "you missed the lead," when a complicated story buries itself in facts and figures but fails to discover the salient feature that made it worth doing and thus worth reading. When an entire newspaper, and then its ombudsman, miss the lead, it is worth a few lines. The Washington Post began an ambitious three-part series Sunday, December 19, entitled "Pregnancy and Homicide: The Unknown Toll," the gist of which was that the states and the CDC and whatever agencies keep track of intentional deaths are remiss in keeping records regarding...
  • A Small Success at the Washington Post!

    12/27/2004 2:38:32 PM PST · by FreeManDC · 5 replies · 497+ views
    Dec. 27, 2004 | FreeManDc
    A Small Success at the Washington Post! Last week the Washington Post ran a three-part series on Maternal Homicide and Domestic Violence that was an example of writing (it didn’t qualify as “journalism”) that appealed more to the emotions than the intellect. But this time around, we were ready. Thanks to a cooperative effort among several groups, we hit a home run! On Saturday, the Post ran two excellent letters to the editor – see below. And then on Sunday, the WP Ombudsman Michael Getler devoted one-third of his weekly column to a critique of the series – again, see...
  • Life or Death Scott Peterson Courttv blog

    12/13/2004 6:03:33 AM PST · by runningbear · 1,077 replies · 9,278+ views ^ | 12/10/04
    START OF THE MONDAY QUARTERBACKING DECISION:Courttv Blog4:00 p.m. PT In an apparent move to avoid the crowd of reporters and citizens outside the courthouse, the jurors are taken out of court through an underground parking garage instead of their usual exit on the sidewalk. Beth Karas and I are standing outside the garage when the two sheriff's vans pull out. I can see the Teamster seated in the front passenger seat of the first van. A photographer from the Modesto Bee is standing with us and he begins taking photos. The court officer driving the first van slams on the...