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February 23, 2005

Stay Extended in Schiavo Case

Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts

Finally, it's official. "There are serious allegations of abuse in the case."  Today's surprise? The Florida Department of Children and Families is intervening. Why?

What we know for sure is that Charges of neglect, abuse, adultery and conflict of interest on the part of Michael Schiavo in his capacity as the guardian, have existed for a very long time and came to a head back in  Nov 2003. More to come on this later.

- via email from Schindler's of The Associated Press release

A state circuit judge Wednesday extended until 5 p.m. Friday the stay keeping Terri Schiavo's feeding tube intact, saying he needed time to consider more arguments from her parents from her parents that she should undergo new medical tests and that her husband should be dismissed as her guardian.

Meanwhile the Florida Department of Children & Families moved to intervene in the legal battle over the life of the brain-damaged woman.

Details of the agency's involvement in the case were not immediately available; Circuit Judge George Greer denied a DCF attorney an opportunity to speak at the afternoon hearing. George Felos, who represents Terri Schiavo's husband Michael, criticized the DCF move, saying it "reeks of the intervention of politics into the case and is an affront to the court."

Gibbs countered that there are serious allegations of abuse in the case.

The DCF involvement came hours after Gov. Jeb Bush told reporters he was seeking a means to intervene in the case.

content cross posted on BlogsforTerri

Posted by Hyscience at February 23, 2005 5:22 PM



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