Straight Up with Sherri

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Yup, Terri's Dead! - So Who Is Jon Thogmartin?

In a little personal interest article being run by the St. Petersburg Times, the life and times of Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner Dr. Jon Thogmartin is reviewed. This an interesting caricature of an aggressive but shy man who wants it all his way. Yes, that's what I expect for a public official in Pinellas County, Florida. If Judge George Greer can quash all information regarding the life of Terri Schiavo, it's a sure bet that Dr. Thogmartin can do equally as well.

For the past month, he has been working on her autopsy. She has taken over his office and consumed his working hours.


"That's her and that's her," he says, pointing to piles of documents and boxes of slides stacked all over his office.


Thogmartin, 41, knows Schiavo's autopsy will probably be the most publicized of his career. He won't talk about it until he is done and estimates it will be two or three more weeks.

About the inclusion of the Schindler's pathologist participating in the autopsy, Thogmartin said, "It is routine in cases of criminal importance to not allow any biased pathology advocates in the morgue, I'm the independent pathologist."

Biased? Independent? Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!
The good news is that now we not only know what the outcome will be, we know when to expect the foregone conclusions.

Right Wing Nut Job


  • He appeared for an interview in blue scrubs, looking every bit the wiry medical examiner with his bald head and tiny wire-rimmed glasses.

    With writing like this no wonder circulation is down. It makes me seem literate in comparison...

    By Blogger papijoe, at 12:03 PM  

  • Yeah, I am on the edge of my seat.....(yawn)

    By Blogger Straight Up with Sherri, at 1:34 PM  

  • I think that Charlie has a good point. I still feel uneasy about the man, and I hope that he is being thorough. Can I trust him? Is he the same as Georgie baby? I do not know.

    By Blogger Maggie4life, at 4:11 PM  

  • You were right about the good doc - more of the :

    By Blogger, at 12:43 PM  

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