Straight Up with Sherri

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Maria Korp - Decision Possible Friday

In an ABC NewsOnline Story, the scant details are updated.

A decision could be made as early as tomorrow about whether to turn off life support for a Melbourne woman who was found in the boot of her car. (That's the trunk to us Yankees.)

Maria Korp, the 50 year old Australian woman who spent 5 days locked in her vehicle after having been choked, allegedly by the mistress of her husband. Joe Korp, 47, and his former lover, Tania Herman, 38, were arrested and charged with attempted murdered.

It seems that Maria's 3 Month trial period after having been "diagnosed" to be in a persistent vegetative state expires on Friday the 13th.

The Office of the Public Advocate, which has been appointed Mrs. Korp's guardian, will meet with doctors at the Alfred Hospital. Mr. Korp's lawyer Peter Ward says if the guardian decides to turn off the life support, his client could fight the decision in the Supreme Court.

Joe Korp's trial will not begin until the first part of August. By then exhibit A may have been destroyed. Isn't this evidence tampering by the State?

You may read my previous editorial on this story here.

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  • Thanks for keeping us posted on this. Horrifying to think that a woman victimized my a man (or men) and he will be given another chance (released some day) while she is given up on.....

    Telling of today's society.. very telling!

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 1:44 PM  

  • TB9131
    I believe that after 3 months if there are no signs of improvement she should be removed from her life support system. Her husband and his mistress should get life in prison without the possibility of parole. Now these two can spend the rest of their lives together since this is what they wanted anyway.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:15 PM  

  • The thing is that there hasn't been no improvement. My understanding is that the last 3 months she's improved from a coma to a vegetative state and just in the last few days has gone from needing assistance breathing to breathing on her own. Her condition hasn't even stabilized yet and IMHO it's far too early to even be talking about removing treatment.

    By Blogger purple_kangaroo, at 3:03 AM  

  • I think it is unfortunate that people are condemning the husband based upon the testimony of a jealous ex-lover.

    I am queasy about what is happening because it seems that according to the appointed guardian, Maria's condition has deteriorated. They have withdrawn the feeding and nutrition by tube, but the tube remains in place.

    By Blogger Maggie, at 1:34 AM  

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