Thursday, October 16, 2003

Michael Schiavo on His Wife Terri's Condition in 1995-96...

...according to an article quoting the sworn testimony of Carla Sauer Iyer, "a registered nurse who was employed at Palm Garden of Largo Convalescent Center in Largo, Fla., from April 1995 to July 1996, while Terri Schiavo was a patient there."

In addition to this heartfelt expression of love and loyalty to his wife, Schiavo also asked on other occassions, "When is she going to die?" and "Has she died yet?" Notes the article, "Others at Palm Garden also testified similarly in sworn affidavits. All swore that Terri had spoken to them frequently and backed Iyer's recollections."

A complete photocopy of Nurse Iyers' Affidavit can be read in full HERE

The same article notes that according to attorney Wesley J. Smith, Schiavo "realiz[ed] back in the early 1990s he would inherit $750,000 if Terri died, and began to refuse medical treatment such as antibiotics for infections and so forth. In 1998, when Terri didn't die he filed a request with Judge Greer to be allowed to remove her feeding tube, and that’s how this whole business started."

Sure sounds like Litigation As Homicide to us. With "spouses" like that, and greedy shysters all too eager to "help" them (for the right price, of course), who needs the Mafia?

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