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May 25, 2005

Michael got Terri's estate awarded to him by Greer on THE DAY TERRI DIED.


A few short hours later...
The mourning husband, so destroyed and inconsolable....went straight for the money.

Terri Schiavo's Estranged Husband Granted Estate on Day She Dies
by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 23, 2005

Clearwater, FL (LifeNews.com) -- Terri Schiavo's estranged husband Michael wasted no time in pursuing what was left of Terri's estate after she passed away on March 31. The disabled woman died after suffering from a painful 13 day starvation and dehydration.
Terri died just after 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the 31st and court papers filed with Circuit Court Judge George Greer show Michael's attorneys filed the estate request just hours later.

By 1:35 p.m., Greer had ruled in Michael's favor to receive Terri's estate.

However, the Empire Journal newspaper reports that Greer's estate order had one major flaw. It erroneously declared Michael Schiavo, not Terri, died that day.

"Not only have the bar associations of West Pasco, Clearwater and St. Petersburg lauded Greer for his alleged professionalism in the case, but Greer claims to be a stickler for the law," the Empire Journal wrote regarding the matter.

"However, in the Schiavo case not only couldn't Greer get the name of the decedent right, but he had the wrong date of death too," the newspaper wrote. "So much for professionalism."

Michael claimed -- years after Terri's collapse and only after their estate was awarded a $1.4 million medical malpractice judgment -- that he remembered a supposed conversation where Terri indicated she didn't want extra measures taken to prolong her life.

However, a good friend of Terri's vividly remembers watching a television program with Terri about a woman who was in a coma for years. Terri was upset when she told a joke about the woman and said there was no way doctors or lawyers could know the woman's wishes.

"Where there is life, there is hope," Terri told her friend.

The money was supposed to be used to take care of Terri, but much of it was used for Michael's legal bills and her parents say Terri has never received appropriate medical care or rehabilitative therapy.

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Posted by richard at May 25, 2005 4:58 PM

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I think it is very significant that michael's good buddy, greer, wrote his (michael's) obit and he probably dated it correctly, too.

Posted by: mary et. al. at May 25, 2005 9:23 PM

Good (or strange) news, apparently, is that he still can't claim the money because the death certificate still hasnt been issued.
Which rather leads to the question, how on earth did the crematorium see to her remains without filing a copy?

Posted by: Cheryl at May 26, 2005 5:50 AM

A 5 yr old could figure out what Michael's true intentions were regarding Terri - to get the money (not to carry out Terri's "wishes")

They always say "follow the money".

When is Michael going to be charged with Murder???? It just gets more blatant as time goes on. Did Michael have a scheduled court time with Greer the day Terri died. How is it that Greer happened to squeeze the death team into his schedule? Maybe they did it over the lunch hour with Felos picking up the tab - !!!

Maranath! (Lord come quickly)

Posted by: kay at May 26, 2005 9:02 AM

Running to claim Terri's estate on the same day she died only tells you what Michael Schiavo is all about: EVIL GREED. No one can change what I personally think about him. Michael Schiavo is a pig.

Posted by: Bella at May 26, 2005 9:05 AM

You're telling me he still can't claim the money. Looks like he sold his soul for nothing. People will forget that God is also about justice. Jody had better watch out--this isn't going to do his temper any good.

Posted by: mary et. al. at May 26, 2005 10:44 AM

Wow...takes a while to get this thing to post..

Interestingly enough.....The fight for Terri continues. Only now, it has to start with her PARENTS. Some questions still linger tho.
Those too, must come from the FAMILY.

1) Where was she interred? Wasn't one of Michael's court orders to INFORM the family of Terri's last resting place? What the Schindlers DO with that info,is up to them.

2) What were the final Autopsy results? The world at large is wondering. If anything, Michael should be sweating bullets. Can it be, because the report will find she WAS alive, and that these A******es DID kill her?

3) What is Michael up to now? Where is this so called, fiance? Why hasn't the heat been turned up on HIS sick self??

4) Is the family awaiting the results from the Autopsy to move? Could be, we don't know. Could the family, just feel...burnt out, and just want to drop the whole thing?? I pray, they don't.

5) To whoever would like to end this board and it's discussions: Terri passed, but her fight lives on. Whoever wants to discuss/debate/comment has full right to do so, here and anywhere else, regarldess of how HEATED it may get. It's the one thing that seemed to be LACKING in keeping Terri alive.

Each and every poster here to this blog, keeps alive the conversation. Each and every poster to this blog, brings forth the discussion, regardless of who's right/wrong. So what? You don't agree, you may agree. The truely ignorant will be exposed, and those who CARE will shine.

Each and everyone owes that at least, to the memory of Terri, and to the countless others of Terri's status who MAY face a similar fate.

Terri Schaivo may have died....but her legacy moves on. Bear that in mind, when someone suggests to limiting this board and it's discussions.

I hope they don't. I hope the family crucifies Michael for the garbage he is. I hope Judge Greer faces HIS problems of life as well. Either way, whether in this life or the next, as spoken in the movie Gladiator, we WILL see justice done.

Pray for the family, to find the strength to move forward, and not give up.

BTW?? It may not work, and it may not be reported? But this latest tid bit of info will be passed to our local radio station. Right now, local news is not about this tragedy but of other things. Who knows, maybe it might spark renewed interest for someone somewhere.

Posted by: LNaranjoiv at May 26, 2005 5:16 PM

Leo, long time no hear from. What have you been up to? I think ms has been judged by God and his obit published by Greer--poetic justice.

Posted by: mary et. al. at May 26, 2005 9:48 PM

Regarding the autopsy: Simmer down, simmer down! It's coming.


"Two to three weeks away." That was on May 10th. It could be any day now.

Forensic science is VERY difficult work. It is extremely time consuming under normal circumstances. In this case, they want to be extra careful. They are checking all of their work twice. That is A LOT of work. You would not believe how much paper work forensic science entails to be relevant in a judicial setting.

Posted by: FishyFred at May 27, 2005 12:26 AM

Yet more evidence that Greer is an incompetent boob.

Posted by: Maggie4life at May 27, 2005 4:06 AM

Greets to all.....life has me moved onto other things, especially here in California.
However, I keep touch in knowing what is coming about on Terri's case.

I gather, since Judge Greer stepped on it, Michael couldn't get what he wanted WHEN he wanted, if the court documents were screwed up.

I gather, Judge Greer looks stupid screwing up such an easy pen-whipped piece of paper. Great.

Yes Mr Fishy.......I'm simmered down, and calm even. I patiently await this final piece of evidence from the coronors office. The person performing that task is correct, he WILL recieve much grief for his work, regardless of what he submits. I don't envy the man at all.
However, understanding what he faces, I can only presume, he WILL conduct a very concise, exact, examination as possible, given the circumstances.

This seems like the pause between breaths.
All we have is time.....that's more than Terri was allowed.

God bless all during this Memorial Day weekend.

Posted by: LNaranjoiv at May 27, 2005 11:39 AM

I am doing a research project for university on Terri's case, and I recall someone commenting a link on this site months ago to Florida State Law that shows the addition of a feeding tube being included in the definition of extreme measures of life support. If anyone is able to point me to that link or supply a link to a govt site that shows that addition (and the date it was passed) please do. I'll keep searching in the meantime (it's the amendment that Felos had a hand in ..in 1999 I think). Thanks.

Posted by: demonsurfer at May 27, 2005 3:04 PM

I've found the statuate here:
specifically 765.101(10),

"(10) "Life-prolonging procedure" means any medical procedure, treatment, or intervention, including artificially provided sustenance and hydration, which..."

but I'm still trying to find something that shows -when- that amendment was made...

Posted by: demonsurfer at May 27, 2005 3:27 PM