Our numerous police investigators have looked over this
case and believe crimes have been committed in the Schiavo case by husband Mr.
Schiavo. (Not including the crimes Judge Greer has committed going against
Florida state law (herein listed) in his decision.
Our national police
group has asked Sheriff Coats to start a criminal investgation and not let
their prime witness (Terri Schiavo) die. We do not know if Sheriff
Coats is strong enough to stand up and do his duty. But, believe you
are. Your Florida state police can start a criminal investigation on the
evidence we are sending you today. Please start such an
investigation and do not allow the main witness (who communicates with her
mother) to die. Remember, her husband (main suspect) will creamate
the body of Mrs. Schiavo emediately after her death. Her body has evidence
of the beating doctors say she underwent, including strangalzation, that caused
her condition. Please keep in mind that her condition is not good and she
may not last 6 days this time without hydration. This stress can bring on
a heart attack or stroke at any time due to her being aware, again that all have
abandoned her and yesterday her over-hearing the doctors say they were there
in her room to put her to death through starvation (is is reported she started
crying when she heard this).
Every moment is a momen when she may die and
you will lose the oportunity to criminally charge those who may have caused her
Governor,...... We know, as soldiers and lawmen, there may be
one or two times in a person's life when they are called on to be heros.
Most people do not answer the call.......
The World, America, Florida,
Terri and the truth, need a hero today. Who will answer the
call? We pray it will be you. The world needs a hero
The Pope even issued a personal letter, actually naming Terri, as
a women who need protection. Governor, This is a international
Finally, let us say that the Founders never meant the
Judiciary to be seperate and above the other two branches of government.
You, the executive branch was to be equal....and still is, even if the Judiciary
thinks and acts as if they are supreme. They are not above, but
equal, unless we allow them to be supreme. We law enforcment
officers ask you to issue a executive order to stay this young women's execution
until your state criminal investion is complete. She is your best
witness and evidence of criminal activities.
Government Bush, below
(and in the attachments) are the letters, with evidence, our police association
sent to Sheriff Coats.
(Our national org. logo is on the herein
We have sent two letters with much fact and evidence
to Sheriff Coats. See below:
URGENT, time sensitive, Law
Officers message to Sheriff Coats
FAX - find 4 pages
Jack McLamb, Ret.
March 17, 2005
Pinellas County Sheriff Office
Largo, Florida 33778
Dear Sheriff Coats,
This is a
most urgent communique, in the name of our national organization of law
enforcement officers. We are writing to share with you a bit of important
information in your hour of grave concern for one of your constituents, a young
lady named Terri Schiavo.
Brother James, this situation there in your
county is building into a real political and civil challenge for you and your
staff. This has become a international situation that will have long running
implications. Very similar to the Ruby Ridge case (which I personally worked
in handling the negotiations along with Col. Bo Gritz for the FBI) and Waco
As the days go forward, you will have to make some decisions that
will be difficult, regardless of which action, or non-action, you
choose...you will be a part of history my dear brother James. We, your peers,
wish to suggest to you a course of action which, far from being detrimental to
your professional career and continuing county service, will, we feel, place you
in very good standing with your public constituency.
Coming from a sound
law enforcement position, here is our point of view regarding Terri Schiavo.
Mrs. Schiavo, as you may know, is very much alive and aware and a number of
doctors have said that if she were given rehabilitation, she might recover much
of her life back. (And may be able to communicate what happened to her.) She is
not on any form of live support. In addition, we trust you already know there
exists a certain body of evidence, assembled by professionals in the medical
field and others, which points to the possibility that crimes have been
committed against her.....deliberate, vicious crimes which have left her
disabled. Judging from the evidence we have heard and read, we law enforcement
professionals and criminal investigators doubt very seriously that Terri's
injuries could have occurred naturally or accidentally. As the chief law
enforcement officer in Pinellas County, therefore, we ask you to please go to
weigh the facts from a criminal investigator's eye. Following that, please
contact Terri's parents to obtain the names of those medical professionals
who have first hand knowledge and who are in possession of the concrete facts
(ex-rays, etc.) which shows Mrs. Schiavo was seriously injured around the time
of her mysterious disability.
Once you have reviewed this information we
believe you will conclude as we did that there is much more behind Miss
Schiavo's physical condition and disability than certain persons have wanted
known. In our studied opinion, Mr. Michael Schiavo is a very interesting
investigative lead who needs to be interviewed as the prime suspect in
determining exactly how his wife incurred her original injuries 14 years ago.
Concerning the present situation, here are some most important points for police
investigators to ponder in their attempts to get to the husband's real motive
for wanting to put his wife to death. Consider first the many months that Mr.
Schiavo, spent in court professing his great love for his wife and pleading for
the funds needed to care for her and provide for her rehabilitation and health
care, estimating the cost to reach several million dollars over the years. Mr.
Schiavo's plea succeeded and their estate was awarded $1,300,000.00
consider that it was not long after the favorable court settlement was won and
with substantial funds at his disposal, that Mr. Schiavo came forward with a
very different pronouncement. He seemed to remember suddenly something
that his wife had once told him, namely, that she would never want to be
kept alive by artificial means. Apparently, this now provided Mr. Schiavo
justification for commencing a virulent campaign to have his wife's feeding tube
pulled, allegedly to fulfill her supposed wish to be allowed to die "with
dignity". (Along this same time line he is committing adultery with another
women.) As far as we have been able to ascertain, this later "testimony"
(that his wife wants to die) has been the main reason the courts were
persuaded to rule that Terri Schiavo should be left to die. Unbelievably,
neither Mr. Schiavo nor the courts have taken into account the crucial fact that
Mrs. Schiavo is not being kept alive by any artificial means; she is conscious,
responsive, has strong brain activity, and continues to breathe on her
Sheriff Coats, on a more miner issue, we police investigators here
at ACLA believe that Michael Schiavo's actions constitute insurance fraud. It is
unconscionable that he would now be allowed to keep for his own use, to hire
attorneys to help him put her to death, and that of his girl friend and their
two illegitimate children, the 1.3 million dollars that were granted and
designated for his wife's rehabilitation and health care. Numerous other
attempts to cause her to die can be listed as well. For example, by order of
Michael Schiavo, no rehabilitation therapy has been allowed her. The shades in
her room have been perpetually drawn, depriving Terri of the healing benefit of
sunlight; no medicine has been allowed to treat her infections and bedsores, nor
has the medical staff been permitted to provide her even the most basic of
hygienic care, such as the brushing of her teeth. (Mrs. Schiavo has lost several
teeth as a result of lack of care.)
In the wake of all these inhuman
acts, Michael Schiavo has anxiously done everything in his power to assure that
his wife will never be rehabilitated (even though doctors have said this was a
strong possibility for her). We believe that in Michael's mind, she must never
be returned to health sufficient for her to BE ABLE TO TESTIFY as to what truly
happened that left her thus disabled. Was she indeed a victim of attack? (Among
the evidence available to you, Sheriff Coats, you will find documentation,
through ex-rays, of broken bones, bruises, etc.) Further, Michael Schiavo has
made it known that immediately upon his wife's death, he intends to have her
body cremated, thus destroying forever any further physical evidence that might
witness against him. Wouldn't you agree, Sheriff Coats, that this could be a
very important reason Mr. Schiavo refused the 1 million dollars a man recently
offered to him, if only he would turn over the guardianship of Terri Schiavo to
her parents? To receive and care for Terri has been her parents' one most
ardent desire all along! But, would her healing lead to testimony to those
who might have done her harm?
Sheriff Coats, have you tried to
communicate with her to see if she could answer your questions about her
injuries. Her parents state she responds negatively when her husband comes into
her room. She tries to form words and say "I love you". Question: Might she be
able to answer a investigators questions even in the present condition she is in
today? Please speak with her mother and father before she is executed on Friday.
No one, not even a judge, can stop you (the elected Sheriff of the county) from
investigating a possible criminal act.
As you look into this case,
Sheriff Coats, we believe you will also come to see that there is something very
suspicious about the relationship between Mr. Schiavo and Judge George Greer.
Intelligent as we would suppose the judge to be, would we not expect him to
recognize and bring to light the factual fraud and deception Mr. Schiavo
employed throughout the case, toward the end of having his wife
Please be aware, Brother James, that in his ruling Judge
Greer is in violation of several Florida state laws (which, of course, both he
and you have sworn to uphold.) We refer you to the following:
765.309, Statute 765.404 and Statute 765.3215
Why would the judge be
willing to violate state law in putting this young lady to death?
Coates, we lawmen don't have to tell you that your first duty is to preserve
the life of the people in your county. Your help is especially needed when it
comes to assisting the indigent, poor and disabled....those who haven't the
ability to help themselves. You know this. Well, brother, this is one of those
cases that need your personal assistance. You are the one who can stop the
imminent execution of Mrs. Terri Schiavo... especially if you have
started a criminal investigation, if she is your prime witness and
investigative lead. The state legislators have a bill, before both the
Senate and the House, proscribing the putting to death of anyone not on life
support. (And as we have already said, Terri is not in a vegetative state and
not on live support.) The legislature needs time to pass this bill, and time for
Governor Bush to sign it into law. The Florida state Department of Children and
Families needs time to investigate the abuse charges against Mr. Schiavo. You
need time for your criminal investigation. The problem is, however, that Judge
Greer has been unwilling to allow more time. For whatever reason, he intends
to begin executing Mrs. Schiavo this Friday, the 18th.
We, your peers
know it is tough to think about going against the lawyers in your county, i.e.
the judge, your county attorney, the states attorney, BUT, You brother do indeed
have the power to override, and initiate a criminal investigation into this
case. To that end, you cannot allow the main witness to be put to death before
she has a chance to communicant today with your investigators, or to be
rehabilitated, hopefully to the point in the future, of being able to testify
concerning possible crimes perpetrated against her.
Our dear brother
James, we realize that in your newly-elected position as Pinellas County
Sheriff, you have been placed on the proverbial "hot seat". As the chief law
enforcement officer in your county, your personal intervention is needed to save
the life of this very-much-alive young lady who interacts with her parents,
smiles, laughs, tries to speak, and surely would like to have the chance to be
rehabilitated. (So says the doctors.) You may be the only one who can save her
life. Millions of people around this nation and around the world want Terri
Schiavo to have her chance at rehabilitation! Even the Pope has issued a
personal letter from Rome on Terri's behalf, urging the government not to put
her to death. Actor Mel Gibson has sent a letter. A top Rabbi of a top Jewish
organization has sent a letter on behalf of millions of Jews. AND YOU ARE THE
ONE THAT CAN GUARANTEE THIS YOUNG LADY GETS AT LEAST THE SAME RIGHTS AND
APPEAL TIME MASS MURDERS GET BEFORE BEING PUT TO DEATH BY THE STATE.
can put you in contact with other sheriffs who have stood up and protected their
citizens from government abuse in the past. Sheriff Richard Mack said NO to the
federal government, by refusing to enforce the Brady Bill against the
law-abiding people of his county. Some people thought he was nuts, but Sheriff
Mack took his case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and won. Sheriff James
Traficant of Ohio stood up to the federal IRS when, without due process, they
attempted to seize 16 homes within his county. He protected his people's
property and made the IRS follow lawful procedures through the courts. His
people later sent him to the U.S. Congress as their hero. Sheriff Dave Mattis of
Big Horn County, Wyoming went to court to demand that all federal government
agents coming into his county report first to the Sheriff's office,
present their paperwork and obtain permission before taking action against
any citizen within his county. The courts supported him and he, for years now,
has had the federal agencies who come into his county apply to his office before
they can operate in his county.
Brother James, we could site many cases
in which Sheriffs have exercised their authority and stood strong for what was
right and moral.....and been praised by their people for it! Regrettably, we
could also cite many instances in which a sheriff did NOT stand up when he
should have to protect the people's lives and property from government
abuse.....and paid a very heavy price for that, as well. I was at Ruby Ridge as
an FBI negotiator during the Weaver Family standoff, I was on the scene as an
FBI negotiator during the Montana Freemen standoff. I was on call as an FBI
negotiator during the WACO church police action, though never actually given the
go-ahead in that case. I have been involved in many other situations that
would take days to tell about, so you can see that I speak from much experience
when I say these things to you....one, these Sheriffs suffered for their
inaction in these tragic cases,...and TWO, bother, this is your time before
millions of people who are counting on you to do your duty. You will either do
your duty, or you will live with the results of not doing all you could to save
a life....a life which millions are very much aware of. Government agents,
attorneys and the like may tell you "you do not have the authority", but believe
me, we all know that, as the number one protector of the public in your county,
you do have the authority! The people, in fact, count on you. We, your peers,
here at our police association want you to know that we are with you and so are
millions of Americans and others around the world.
Dear brother, error on
the side of caution. Error on the side of LIFE. You are about to get a lot of
attention from those who expect you to do your duty. We cops here are asking you
to do just what law officers do: investigate. Don't let the government put Mrs.
Schiavo to death until all these facts are examined and the truth is revealed.
After all, she is the best witness, and as we all know, she deserves the chance
which her husband, a very biased and self-serving person, has denied her over
all these fourteen years.
Our prayers are with you, Sheriff Coats. I can
be contacted at (208) 935-7852 or by e-mail at Jack@cybrquest.com.
Please let me know if you need anything.
On behalf of your brother and
sister lawmen, I am
Officer Jack McLamb, Ret.
HC-11, Box 357, Kamiah,
P.S. If you would
like the letters from the Pope which went out across the earth, the National
Jewish group, Actor Mel Gibson and attorneys around the nation, who are in
support of giving Mrs. Schiavo a chance at rehabilitation and life, let me
From Officer Jack McLamb, Ret. - President of The American
Citizens & Lawmen Association
To Sheriff Coats March 18,
Dear Sheriff Coats,
Remember when we said in our letter (FAX)
to you on 3-17-05 that there was something very strange going on between Mr.
Schiavo and Judge George Greer? Well, this report has been sent to our
national law enforcement association headquarters. It very possibly could be
part of the reason why Mr. Schiavo has gotten away with possible attempted
murder (with so much evidence that points to someone purposely attacking Mrs.
Schiavo on the day of her alleged health problem. And why, he continues to get
away with constant horrendous abuse against his disabled wife in an attempt to
end her life in the local Hospice. Our national police association may
send police investigators to your county to look into these continuing abuses of
Mrs. Schiavo if there is no interest in investigating his activities. This
criminal activity and abuse can't be allowed to continue.
as you know, the international news agencies, T.V. studios and book publishers
are interested in such stories where no one stands up for the disabled or the
little guy...or gal. As we say, each of the public officials in this case - who
are responsible to protect the lives of the American people will be involved in
the stories of Terri Schiavo's legacy for years to come, especially if she is
killed in such a horrendous manner and without representation. Remember, she
never was able to state that she wishes to be killed. Only her very biased,
abusive, adulterous, possibly criminal, husband has said that she told him she
wished to die.
Thanks Brother James for any assistance in this serious
criminal matter. Officer Jack McLamb, Ret.
Conspiracy surrounding Terri
It all makes more sense now. Please share the following with your
Michael Schiviao was hired by Everett Rice, the former
Sheriff, to work in the prison hospital. Everett Rice used to sit on the Hospice
board with George Felos. Everett Rice is also great friends with Judge Greer.
Rice and Greer even broke campaign laws and had Rice appear in campaign
commericals for Greer, stating he was tough on crime - even though Greer is a
Four days before joining Florida's House of
Representatives in November, 2004, Everett Rice left the office of Pinellas
County Sheriff, a position he had held since 1988 and after 33 years in the
But before he left office he hired Michael Schiavo,
estranged husband and guardian of Terri Schiavo.
The Empire Journal
has learned that days before leaving office as Pinellas County sheriff, Rice
hired Schiavo, a registered nurse, to work in the Inmates Medical Care Division
of the Pinellas County Jail.
The relationship of Sheriff Rice and Schiavo
raises grave questions of alleged impropriety in the Terri Schiavo case and
ongoing allegations of conspiracy, collusion and cover-up which have resulted in
calls for Gov. Jeb Bush to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the
matter and the impaneling of Grand Jury.
Rice's hire of Schiavo came at
the same time contentious guardianship proceedings were proceeding in the
courtroom of his long-time friend, Sixth Circuit Court Judge George W. Greer
where Schiavo was seeking to end the life of his wife by court order of
And after Rice had repeatedly refused to investigate allegations
of abuse against Schiavo.
According to informed sources, neither
Schiavo nor his attorney, George Felos, disclosed to the court or attorneys
for Terri's parents, Mary and Robert Schindler Sr., of Schiavo's change in
employment, particularly in light of the disclosure Feb. 23 that the
state's Department of Children and Families has opened an investigation
into some 30 allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of
According to pleadings filed before Greer by DCF
attorneys, Michael Schiavo is the suspected abuser.
The Empire Journal
has also confirmed that the mother of Jodi Centonze, Schiavo's live-in
girlfriend and fiancé with whom he has two children was employed in the civil
division of the sheriff's department from June 18, 1979 until June 25, 1999,
some 11 years while Rice was sheriff and at the same time her son-in-law had
petitioned Rice's good friend Judge Greer to end her daughter-in-law's
Rice's employment of Michael Schiavo came just weeks after Rice
had allegedly unlawfully lent the prestige of his office and the
resources of the sheriff's office in endorsement of the reelection of Greer
in a televised political advertisement.
Although prohibited by Florida
Statutes, Rice and other Pinellas county public officers including state
attorney Bernie McCabe public defender Bob Dillinger, allowed employees of their
offices to appear in a campaign commercial for Greer which inferred that Greer
was "tough on crime" although Greer is a administrative probate
According to a sheriff's employee, Sheriff Rice had authorized
the use of the county-owned sheriff's car and the appearance of
the uniformed deputy in Greer's TV commercial. State law prohibits
In 2003, Rice became the center of controversy in the Terri
Schiavo case when Patricia Anderson, then attorney for the Schindlers, filed
a motion asking Greer to recuse himself for alleged violations of judicial
canons and bias. Greer has controlled the Schiavo case since 1998.
her affidavit, Anderson said that Rice had told her that he and Greer had
discussed the Schiavo case at a ball game the night previous with Rice
without other parties to the matter being present. Greer refused to recuse
himself and Rice later denied that he had made the comments to Anderson. John
Carassas, an assistant attorney general in the office of Charlie Crist, was
also involved in the controversy. http://www.cnsnews.com/pdf/2003/motion091003.pdf. http://www.cnsnews.com/pdf/2003/flaffa.pdf . Crist had previously denied that his office had ever
received any allegations of abuse involving Terri Schiavo.
well as McCabe, has been directly involved in the Schiavo case, steadfastly
denying requests to conduct alleged criminal investigations of criminal
wrongdoing in the matter by Michael Schiavo.
Rice and Schiavo's attorney,
George Felos, have also served on the board of directors of the Hospice of
Florida Suncoast, the corporation which operates the Woodside Hospice in
Pinellas Park where Terri Schiavo is a residence.
Felos failed to
disclose his affiliation with the Hospice at the time in April, 2000 when he
and Michael Schiavo moved Terri to the Hospice. However, it has since been
learned by The Empire Journal that the proper certification for Terri's
admittance to the Hospice was never completed and that she was not legally
designated as terminal, a requirement to be admitted to a hospice and for her
care to be paid for by Medicare. The federal government has initiated
collection procedures against the Hospice of Florida Suncoast to recover some
$14.8 million which they say was unlawfully paid to the hospice as a result
of fraudulent claims made for Medicare reimbursement for patients thatwere
not terminally ill and therefore not eligible for hospice care, allegedly at a
time when both Rice and Felos were members of the Hospice board of
Terri Schindler-Schiavo has been at the center of a life and
death tug of way between her parents and Michael Schiavo. While her
husband has sought permission in the Probate Court of Greer to end the life
of his wife by the removal of her assisted feeding, her parents
have fought in Greer's courtroom to keep her alive, saying that she could
be rehabilitated with therapy and proper treatment which has been
denied the woman. http://www.theempirejournal.com/greer_schiavo_articles.htm\fs24plain
Unless a stay is issued by the 2nd District Court of Appeals or
other action is forthcoming by the Legislature or other agencies,
Terri Schiavo will have her feeding tube removed at 1 p.m. Friday which
will result in her death by starvation in 7 to 10
Michael Schiavo's mistress speaks of Fear and
Saturday, February 12, 2005
former girlfriend speaks: Excerpts From Cynthia Shook's May 8, 2001 Deposition
given in fear
In a previous Hyscience post, Carole Lieberman, M.D.,
M.P.H., Psychiatrist and expert medical witness, and the author of the book, Bad
Boys: Why We Love Them, How to Live with Them and When to Leave Them, was quoted
as saying, "I have studied men who exhibit pathology in their relationships with
women. Profiles of the twelve different types of bad boys are explained.
Michael Schiavo fits the profile, described in the book as the Prince of
Darkness (see chapter 13). O.J. Simpson was cited as a classic example of this
type, and there are indeed similarities between the two men. It is especially
significant to note that O.J. flew into a homicidal rage when he realized that
Nicole was totally abandoning him, as is characteristic of these impulsive men
who most dread being abandoned by their woman. Similarly, Michael Schiavo was
likely to have known that Terri had begun making plans to divorce him, since she
had told a coworker and family member. Stalking is characteristic of this type
of man, as well. And a girlfriend of Michael's, Cindy, accused him of stalking
her in 2001."
This is the story of "Cindy," and the deposition that she
had to be forced to give, out of her fear of Michael Schiavo. Terri was also
afraid of Michael, but of course Michael has been hard at work to make sure that
she can't give a deposition as Cindy has! In late 1991, 1˝ years after
Terri's collapse, Michael Schiavo became involved in an intimate relationship
with Cindy Shook. The romance continued for approximately one year. It can be
documented that the two spent a weekend at the Don Caesar hotel in St.
Petersburg Beach and they also contacted a Century 21 Realtor on the premise of
purchasing a home.
In May of 1992, at the apex of the romance, Schiavo
had Terri's 2 pet cats euthanized to clear the way for his moving in with
Cindy and her pet dog.
In the summer of 1992, Schiavo moved into his
parent's home. We can speculate with reasonable accuracy, it was at the
instructions of his attorney, since the living arrangement would be contrary to
Schiavo's "loving husband" image they were projecting for the upcoming November
1992 malpractice trial.
In April 2001, Cindy Shook (married name Brasher)
was interviewed by an investigator working in Terri's behalf. Unwilling to
come forward because of her immense fear of Schiavo, Cindy had to be subpoenaed
and was then subsequently deposed on May 8, 2001 to try and learn more regarding
her intimate knowledge of Michael Schiavo's character traits.
May 8, 2001 Deposition:
Cindy Shook describing Schiavo's
"he's very jealous. He stalked me at my.at where I worked
after I stopped dating.when he would get mad at me he would tell me, I would
rather be laying in bed in the nursing home with her than with you. I mean he
can be the most incredibly mean person"
When asked if she were afraid
that Michael would physically harm her or if he would harm children.
am concerned about retaliation because I have a child - I have children and a
husband. I know him, I know what he told me I said he could be a very mean
She spoke of how Schiavo stalked her for close to a year after
the breakup and that she received repeated phone calls.
"He came on the
floor looking for me several times. I felt it was out of character for him to
get a job as an orderly at the hospital That was concerning to me. When he
would come up to the floor looking for her she was not scared the first time but
later was scared.
In town I would look up when I was driving.not at my
work- she would look up in the rear view mirror and there would be Michael
Schiavo. I would look up and he would be behind me in traffic. It continued for
several months after he didn't work at the hospital. She would change lanes, try
to make a turn and he would do the same. He did this about ten times.
time he was behind me in traffic he got next to me in a two-lane going the same
way, and he changed lanes basically right on top of where I was at, and I had to
swerve not to be hit. I had to swerve off the road. Michael ran me off the road.
I considered it as stalking, dangerous and guessed potentially life
Cindy thought about getting a restraining order. She talked
to an off duty police officer in her building
They discussed marriage.
She said Schiavo asked what would you do if I asked you to marry me. He never
discussed getting a divorce.
Cindy said Schiavo got angry when asked
questions about Terri saying:
"this had destroyed his life and he was
being robed of a normal life."
Regarding Terri's care, according to Cindy
Shook, Michael Schiavo said,
"How the hell should I know we never spoke
about this, my God I was only 25 years old. How the hell should I know? We were
young. We never spoke of this."
THEY NEVER SPOKE OF THIS! Yet now Michael
claims that Terri's wish was to die of starvation and dehydration, and the
infamous Judge George Greer rubber stamps it. Why?
A case for Criminal
Investigation of Michael Schiavo:
1) Nurses' testimony: Heidi Law, Carla
Sauer-Iyer, Carolyn Johnson have been ignored and dismissed without hearing;
each testified that Michael was abusive to Terri and may have attempted to kill
her by insulin injection and attempts to induce pneumonia by turning the
thermostat in her room to 64 degrees.
2) Michael Baden, top forensic
pathologist in country and interviewed on Fox News National Television broadcast
October 25, 2003 on Terri's bone scan and injuries states that:
Terri's injuries are not consistent with a heart attack; no cardiac evidence to
support it b) Extremely rare for potassium imbalance on woman her age and in her
c) Injuries are consistent with
severe trauma possibly caused by a beating d) The injuries in medical records
warrant an immediate investigation
3) Dr. William Hammesfahr, Nobel prize
nominee and neurologist testified that Terri's neck injuries are consistent with
only one type of injury: that of strangulation.
4) Terri's doctor, Dr.
Gambone resigned; he had previously testified Terri would die within a few days
of starvation/dehydration. Terri has an obvious will to live.
has enlisted the services of a new doctor, Stanton Tripodis, who has 5
malpractice suits against him. Clearly, Michael is attempting to provide
sub-standard care for his wife.
Case no. 97007946C1 filed
11-25-97 Case no. 94003739C1 filed 6-27-94 Case no. 95000873C1 filed
2-14-95 Case no. 96001434C1 filed 3-6-96 Case no. 98002289C1 filed
6) Michael is committing adultery by living with another woman who
has already born one child with another on the way, thereby creating an obvious
conflict of interest as guardian.
7) Michael has committed both perjury
(2 counts) and insurance fraud by promising to provide care and therapy for
his wife in exchange for the court award of 1.2 million dollars in 1993. No care
has ever been provided to Terri.
8) Michael Schiavo has also prevented
Terri from undergoing a barium swallow test, a procedure necessary to ascertain
the consistency of foods able to be taken by mouth.
George J. Felos combined and conspired with Michael Schiavo to arrange for
Terri's "free" stay at Hospice Woodside as part of an "exit protocol" designed
to advance Felos' self-perceived messianic mission of "helping" incapacitated
people to die by categorizing them as "terminal," warehousing them, and
depriving them of therapy and rehabilitation services. (Attorney Felos is
Director of Florida Right to Die and has testified that he can ascertain a
person's desire to die by "looking into their eyes and letting their spirit
speak directly to him")
10) Investigate Insurance company established in
Jan 2001 at the home of Michael Schiavo and his girlfriend/fiancee Jody
Centonze. (Jerger and Centonze Insurnace Agency Inc.) Michael is listed on the
Board of Directors for the corporation. Note: Insurance is deliberately
misspelled in the State of Florida Corporate filing, possibly to avoid
11) Michael continues to deny Terri the right to receive
Holy Communion as part of her Catholic and civil right.
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Deposition given in fear:
I HAVE PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF THIS
Posted by: Terri Marie Vicario-Sturgeon | March 17, 2005 12:05
About a year and a half ago, I worked two 40 hour wknds(!) up all
night in the offices of the (former) lawyer for Terri's parents. I was able to
read most of the files on the case. I was there when two former nurses phoned
(separately and entirely of their own volition)and asked to come in and give an
affidavit about what they knew. They said they could no longer keep silent,
though for years they were so intimidated by Michael Schiavo, they were afraid
to speak up. I was there when each of them, on their own, arrived in the garage
of the office building. Both of them looked around to make sure they were not
being followed! Both of them described hideous behavior over the years by
Michael Schiavo. They described his phone calls (especially when she had an
infection and he forbade antibiotics) asking the nurses "Is the bitch dead yet?"
and his boasting of how he was going to spend the money he would get after her
death. Weeks would go by when he would not visit at all. Once he received
the million dollar settlement, he forbade Terri being taken outside in a
wheelchair for change of scenery and fresh air. He forbade music on her radio.
He had her personal effects removed from the room - all visual stimuli. Her
parents and siblings were not allowed to visit her and could not read her chart.
One of the nurses talked about his visits to Terri when he closed the door and
was alone with her. When that nurse entered the room after he left, she found
Terri shaken, trembling and pale and looking as if she was in a diabetic
crisis. Terri has no blood sugar problems due to her regulated diet, but
seeing her distress and the appearance of diabetic crisis, the nurse gave her a
glucose test anyway and the numbers were so skewed that it was clear Terri was
in insulin shock. The nurse gave her a shot to alleviate the diabetic shock and
immediately suspected Michael had injected her during his visit to cause
this. I believe she said this happened at least twice. The nurses also
described taking care of Terri and how when she had menstrual cramps she would
curl up and put her hands on her tummy (she was able to move them in those early
days before the atrophy progressed due to Michael forbidding therapy)and clearly
say "Pain!" or "Pain!" and call for her mother. They said that's how they knew
to give her medication for her menstrual pain. They talked about how after
Michael won the big settlement award, he forbade all further rehab treatment
of every kind. So, on a visit to Terri, he saw this nurse had threaded a
washcloth between Terri's fingers to relieve the cramping and he pulled it out
of her fingers and shouted "I said NO THERAPY!" Michael removed all family
photos from her room. He refused to allow her teeth to be brushed (no doubt
hoping a tooth infection would give her a heart attack). When the nurses wrote
in her daily chart they had observed her speaking words like "Pain" and "Mommy",
the next day their comments were missing from the chart! They talked about how
he would stand extra close to them and shout in their faces that he would see
that they were fired if they tried to feed her or go against any of his orders.
He is a very tall and large man and towers over the average man or woman. They
also mentioned that he was having an affair or flirtation with the head nurse
and they suspected that's how the charts were being altered. One nurse tried to
report the mistreatment of Terri and was fired. I seem to recall she even went
to the police but nothing came of it. And there is more - George Felos was on
the Board of Directors (cannot recall if he was chair or owner) of the hospice
where she was kept. He resigned his post to avoid the scandal of that connection
being made. Some of you may not realize that legally a hospice is only for those
who have six months or less left to live, who are terminally ill. Hospice is not
a convalescent home - it is a place to die in painless comfort with counseling
and support given to patient and family. Terri does not belong in hospice.
Patients in her condition are normally cared for in convalescent homes. Did you
know that George Felos has a book about Terri already written and ready to
publish as soon as she dies?
While I worked at that law office,
coincidentally, one of the attorneys had an unrelated reason to visit a local
funeral home. During that visit, a casual conversation with a funeral home
employee revealed, entirely by accident, that the funeral home had an "open
file" set up for the immediate, without delay or autopsy, cremation of Terri
Schiavo upon her death. Michael Schiavo made these arrangements immediately
after winning the big million dollar settlement and all these years they stand
ready to carry out his wishes. Once her body is cremated, no one will ever be
able to prove the abuse he is so desperate to conceal.
While working in
that office I also read statements by co-workers and friends of Terri about the
bruises she had, the evident signs of physical abuse that were visible when she
would come to work and which she claimed were the result of wrestling with
Michael, but no one believed that. Eventually, she admitted to a co-worker and a
friend that she wanted to leave Michael and that he was dominating and
controlling and she was frightened of him. She talked about leaving him and
sharing an apartment with the girlfriend she confided in. She said that Michael
was so controlling and scary that he would check her odometer after her daily
usage of the car. His behavior is an exact match to that of spousal abusers.
When Terri met Michael, she was completely smitten with him - he was very
handsome and he was her first boyfriend. She had been a bit chubby and became
very weight conscious to be attractive to him. She worshipped him initially and
he was able to dominate and intimidate her quite easily due to her naivete.
Terri was a vivacious girl. She was a rescuer and enabler by nature. She loved
and cared for injured birds and animals and was very much pro-life. She is also
Catholic and there is no reason to believe she disagrees with the church's
To those who have heard negative comments about Terri's
parents, I will say that I am a mature sophisticated woman and have lived all
over the country and worked in the health and legal fields most of my life. I
met her parents and I have no doubt whatsoever that they are anything less than
devoted, loving parents. They are both small in stature and soft-spoken gentle
ordinary, middle-class people. I have children in their 30's - parental
love only grows with the years and I would fight as hard as they have to prevent
the completion of the murder of their daughter.
Most of the money awarded
by the court for Terri's rehabilitation has been paid to George Felos. I don't
understand how money that is misspent as this was cannot be grounds for
prosecution of Michael. He wept in court and brought experts in to testify that
Terri could be rehabilitated if they only were given enough money. So, they won
that settlement and he immediately ceased all rehab.
I am baffled by the
stubborn meanness and refusal of that idiot probate(!) (probate law does not
require genius, to put it mildly) judge Greer to admit solid evidence and
handle this case fairly. Who knows what transpires behind closed doors to slant
the judge in this fashion? Conspiracy? As long as people in this country allow
themselves to be told "conspiracy" is a bad word or that believing one exists
means you are a nutcase, then we will continue to be duped by unprincipled,
self-serving criminals who worship money and power and have no respect for human
life. A conspiracy is whenever two or more people secretly plan something and
clearly something has compromised the justice in this case.
Just for the
record, I am pro-choice and I also believe in a patient's right to choose IF
they are able to prepare and sign a witnessed, notarized living will or DNR
document. Terri is not vegetative or in any coma at all. Who cannot see the love
and life in her eyes when she sees her mother? She was nearly killed and will be
killed if Michael gets his way. George Felos will have a bestseller and probably
kick back some of that money to Michael Schiavo and who knows who else will
I had to share some of these facts - the news never really
reports the truth nowadays. Each day, our local news stations continue to
refer to Terri as in a vegetative coma and it infuriates me. Not one journalist,
not the local TV news nor the big stations, Larry King, Barbara Walters, etc.,
has thoroughly sleuthed out all the facts, even the ones I described here, and
reported them to the public.
I cannot help but mention to all of you
reading this - with so little truth being reported on this case . Do you
really think you are getting the truth about everything and that Terri's case
is an isolated incident of lies and deceit and poor
Posted by: A Friend | March 18, 2005 01:50
If Terri ultimately dies, it is the publically stated intention of
Michael Schiavo to have her immediately cremated. The Pinellas County
Medical Examiner's office (District 6) would need to certify such cremation.
[See http://www.co.pinellas.fl.us/forensics/policy/policystatement.htm#CA ] The Medical Examiner should NOT do so if there is a
question about the proximate cause of her death (or face adverse licensing
action in Florida).
die, everyone must immediately demand a waiver of certification for cremation
and an investigation, including autopsy to determine proximate (and immediate)
cause of death. Since Dr. Baden (forensic pathologist) believes the injuries are
not consistent with Michael Schiavo's story, an autopsy would perhaps develop
evidence that would put Michael Schiavo behind bars, and perhaps "retire" the
miserable excuse of a judge, George Greer.
Posted by: Robert Smith MD |
March 18, 2005 10:03 AM
Dear brother James, Do not allow this women die
until a true criminal investigation is concluded into this case. If you read
the above. You know that Terri may very well be able to communicate with your
investigators. She does communicate with her mother and family. She will with
Be the true protector of the people you are trusted to be. The
American people, the Pope, and Terri need a Hero....right now. We, your peers,
believe in you. Pray about this situation brother and you will know what
you must do (and what you have the duty, jurisdiction and power to do as the
protector of the people.)
The mass of the public will be on your side if
you save Terri and give her her day in criminal court. The judge is in violation
of several Florida State laws....you have them right there in my first
Listen to your heart and mind. We stand with you on commencing a
criminal investigation today.