In an earlier post, I noted that Michael doesn’t have any say in the autopsy, whether it is done at all, who does it, what is examined. Life News is reporting that the Pinellas County Medical Examiner, Jon Thogmartin, had decided to perform an autopsy well before Michael gave his “approval”, “authorization”, or whatever.
Yesterday, George Felos stood in front of dozens of reports and announced that Terri Schiavo’s estranged husband Michael had changed his mind and would allow an autopsy to be conducted on Terri if she dies.
The altruistic statement declared Michael wanted to exonerate himself on accusations he abused Terri and to show Terri is very severely brain damaged.
Yet, the decision to conduct an autopsy had already been made when Felos spoke with the media — and not by Michael or Felos.
Jon Thogmartin, medical examiner for Pinellas and Pasco counties, tells the St. Petersburg Times newspaper he made the decision to conduct an autopsy if necessary and said it had nothing to do with Michael’s change of heart.
“We have determined to be involved because of the statutes and because the people of the state of Florida say we are involved,” Pellan said. “Not because Michael Schiavo wants us involved.”
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