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April 17, 2005

Clara Martinez Case Continues to Unfold - Action Requested

Topics: News

Sherri has published an email related to Clara Martinez, who has been denied foor for close to 30 days. The writer states,

I called the police out to the house. The police called and said that they aren't answering the door...... So I gave them the Pastor's phone number.

In the meantime, I called the Chicago Tribune and WGN NEWS. I've spent the entire day speaking to and emailing reporters.

I called the OIG in Illinois who was sending an agent out to the house! I guess we'll see!

The OIG Hot line # (1-800-368-1463)

I spoke with {protecting source} and he says that he SAW Clara sip water from a straw! Her feeding tube is still inserted....however, [the husband] stopped replacing the liquid nourishment that goes in the tube.

She blinks her eyes when the Pastor begins to pray for her. Sounds like she's desperately trying to communicate!

All the husband has, is a DNR from the hospital! He just unilaterally decided to stop feeding his wife!

Oh and the police left, but then I hear that they told the reporter she was eating! They never even saw an OPEN door!!!!

According to sources from Illinois (awaiting permission to disclose source) Clara still has her feeding tube inserted, but the husband "just stopped replacing the liquid nourishment that goes in the tube."

Sherri suggests that abuse of Clara be reported to the IL Dept. of Human Services

Posted by tim at April 17, 2005 5:26 AM

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OIG is "Office of the Inspector General"

Posted by: Anna_Nordin at April 17, 2005 1:13 PM