Saturday, March 05, 2005

And Yet, Terri is to be Starved to Death

The Tampa Tribune reports on the Florida Department of Children and Families document listing claims of abuse by Terri's husband.

You can find the original complaint here:

The complaint accuses Michael Schiavo of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation in pertinent part, including but not limited to:

1) Failure to file proper guardianship plan or report and the impact upon the health of the ward

2) Current confinement issues at the ward’ residence

3) Failure to educate using certain therapies in violation of guardianship

4) Investigation of rehabilitation entitlements in light of technologies available

5) Denial of access to legal counsel on different occasions is a supervision issue never previously investigated and goes directly to health decisions.

6) Lack of communication/visitation is a maintenance of mental health and supervision issues.

7) Denial of legal notice to ward or ward’s own counsel

8) Experimental procedures performed without proper medical and legal procedures observed

9) Lack of manipulation of the ward’s arms causing sever contractures.

And, we have the allegations of "financial exploitation" also.

Some $750,000 that was to have been used for rehabilitative services for Terri has instead been used by Schiavo to employ attorneys to cause her death.