Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Judge Denies Opening Abuse Records in Terri Schiavo Case

Clearwater, FL (LifeNews.com) -- A local judge refused to open the records of a Florida agency that is looking into allegations of abuse and neglect against Terri Schiavo by her estranged husband Michael. Florida media outlets had wanted copies of previous investigations in the case.

The Department of Children and Families had received 89 allegations of abuse and neglect in the years leading up to Terri's starvation death.
Greer ruled the records belong to the DCF and he said that Michael Schiavo can have access to them, but they can't be made public.

During a Thursday hearing, according to an AP report, DCF attorney Jennifer Lima-Smith asked Greer to keep the records sealed, saying "It's time to end this case." She said the DCF investigation is ongoing.
Hide the truth, bury it...Maybe it will all go away.


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