It's Who Says What
I believe that Dr. Jon Thogmartin actually did a better job than I have expected. For this, I laud his work and offer my humble apology for having less faith in him than he deserves. In my opinion, the greatest mistake he did make was accepting the medical report of only one of the trial witness physicians as fact, while totally disregarding the rest. He should have either accepted all or disregarded all.
The real interest to me is less in what the Chief Medical Examiner says than what others have deduced from the nebulous document. There is so much speculation about what is and is not said by Dr. Thogmartin. He actually says very little and that is not surprising. Most of what he attests to is what was not present: evidence. For example, Terri did not have a heart attack and that she did not have a potassium imbalance due to bulimia. She may or may not have had a problem due to caffeine excess. There were no signs of physical trauma, but even Dr. Thogmartin states that wouldn't be evident 15 years after the fact. He claims she was blind, but there is living evidence that supports the contention she was not. I guess blind is a matter of degree. Some have speculated that the autopsy suggests that Terri was cognizant and aware of everything being done to her during her murder; others disagree. Dueling pathologists!
One of my favorite overall editorials was written by Fr. Rob on Blogs for Terri. This is certainly worth the time to read.
Mark Fuhrman will be coming out with his own investigative book about Terri Schiavo (scheduled for release on June 28). There are many, including Governor Jeb Bush, who are calling for additional investigation. Some of this is sincere; some is grandstanding on both sides of the issue. The amount of "I told you so" is depressing to me. The search for truth seems to be lost.
It is clear to me that we will not know the real story of Terri Schiavo until Judgment Day.
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