Straight Up with Sherri

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Where Are You, George Greer?

Try this out:
1. Man strangles wife.
2. Wife suffers oxygen deprivation brain damage.
3. Wife receives food through feeding tube to stay alive.
4. Court considers removing tube.

Say, haven't we seen this story before? But now there is a new twist. According to a story published by ABC News International, it seems that in Melbourne, Australia, it is considered a crime to murder your wife and move in with a floozy. So unlike Michael Schiavo, who was being encouraged by the court of Judge George Greer to finish the job, Joe Korp is desperately trying to keep his wife, Maria alive. Oh what a difference a couple of hemispheres can make!

There is a brilliant stroke of logic that eluded the Jurist Marquis De Sade of Pinellas County. In the Land Down Under, Dr. Leslie Cannold, a bioethicist at the University of Melbourne openly questions whether Joe Korp is capable of acting in the best interests of his wife, Maria. She said Korp's husband "clearly has a conflict of interest" because he could face a murder charge if she dies.

But in the Pinellas County, Florida, U.S.A., that logic does not apply.

Right Wing Nut Job


  • So who has a better quality of life here? A victim of attempted murder, or a murderer? I mean, c'mon--- He faces murder charges...who would want to live that way?

    Let's starve these guys to death.....why rob them of the chance to experience "euphoria"?

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 2:09 PM  

  • anon

    I deleted your comment and reposted it below. Next time I will just flat out delete it. No foul language here.

    If he had strangled her, it would have come out in the 30 court cases previous. No, you folks seem to believe you have to make up (word delted) to fit your point of view. And by doing so, you SLANDER a man who cared about his wife so much, he learned how to take care of her. Would YOU have done the same?

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 3:49 PM  

  • Anon,
    I would care for her until Death Do Us Part - Death as God deems it, not I. Whether I chose to strangle her (as indicated by the forensic evidence that George Greer chose to quash), or not, was never investigated by 30 courts - only one. George Greer appointed himself as the sole finder of fact, contrary to Florida law and the Constitution of the United States. All of the other Courts merely considered the procedures by which this was done and found nothing amiss, even when they were instructed to do otherwise by the Constitution, by the Legislatures, and by the Executives. There was apparent disregard by renegade justices for the Constitutions, the Laws of the land, and the separations of powers doctrines by which we live. If you believe otherwise, you have not examined the facts of this case.

    Michael Schiavo loved his wife, so much that he chose to cohabit with another woman, sire two children within her loins, and terminate the life of a prior woman that was getting in his way. This is not love. It is an abomination.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 4:14 PM  

  • There is a difference in the two stories. In Maria Korp's case the woman was put into the boot of her car. The police were on to it because Maria disappeared and was reported missing.

    By Blogger Maggie, at 5:44 PM  

  • Maggie,
    Good point.
    Terri was reported collapsed in her home, seen by police, then delivered to an emergency room. A big difference is what happened after the police became involved.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 5:52 PM  

  • Right wing nut job you are spot on with your comments about MS. I am not finished with getting to the bottom of how all of this was pulled off and seeing this man charged with murder.

    As far as I am aware the attempted strangulation was never litigated or in anyway spoken about by the court system. It was glossed over completely with a bunch of subterfuge such as the bogus malpractice lawsuit.

    The issue here is the bone scan and what it revealed. The DCF were asked to investigate in something like 2002 and they came up with the standard reason as to why Terri who was a VA was low risk. The DCF refused to consider evidence in 2003 that MS, that "loving husband" (not) had again refused his wife antibiotic treatment in an attempt to kill her (euphemism = pass on). The DCF got an opinion from somewhere that the bone scan showed heterotropic ossification, when in fact this would be near impossible after only 13 months. The implication of that opinion, the one that the Ghoul and his clan were promoting that the bone scan did not show evidence of abuse, but of bone disease (ruled out by Dr. Walker at the time).

    At the moment I am in the middle of looking into the bone scan report and its implications, as well as what was stated under oath in the trial of 2000. There are lots of issues to be raised regarding the questioning and the stupidity of some of the exhibits that were passed to the court as "evidence" that Dr. Walker was wrong in his diagnosis.

    You will find my comments on the following site:

    By Blogger Maggie, at 6:10 PM  

  • Right Wing Nut Job,

    you are also making another good point. I think that I nearly missed the subtlety of the twist in your story, since the bioethicist (no doubt a previous student of Peter Singer) says that Korp is not acting in the best interests of his wife by keeping her alive.

    It sounds to me like she has it wrong about that. He is acting in the best interests of his wife.

    I know some of the information on this story. Katrina is living in Melbourne and she should know more about it, but of what I remember it was the floozie who did the strangulation and stuffed Maria in the boot of the car.

    It is amazing to think that she is still alive. I have not seen any photographs of her and so I cannot do a comparison.

    You might be interested in another story about the schizophrenic who was taken into custody by the Queensland police and ended up in as MCS. His condition looks a lot like that of Terri. His mother is caring for him and she wants to find out what happened when the police found him. I suggest that he was given a bear hug that took the breath out of him.

    By Blogger Maggie, at 6:17 PM  

  • Thank you, Maggie. More information on this story is welcomed.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 7:00 PM  

  • For more information, I recommend Purple_Kangaroo's Purple Puzzle Place. Ms. Kangaroo does a very nice job. She further points out the need to include Maria Korpin our prayers.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 7:29 PM  

  • Thanks . . . I posted an update on Maria Korp at my blog today.


    By Blogger purple_kangaroo, at 3:19 AM  

  • purple_kangaroo,
    Thanks for the update - this is good news to hear that Maria's chances for life are extended. Incidently, your link is broken - so I relinked the update here.

    By Blogger Right Wing Nut Job, at 11:34 AM  

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