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January 7, 2006

Scott Thomas Update--Good news thus far

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At a recent hearing, Judge Wilkes awarded Scott Thomas's mother Pamela six months more of full guardianship.

He is to be commended for doing this despite the fact that the investigation of Scott's wife, Eliza, has been closed for lack of evidence. I find this hard to understand in view of the fact that Scott can now mouth words. Why can the police not question him directly about whether his wife assaulted him?

His mother's attorneys have told the judge that they will be applying to have Scott declared "partially capacitated," a legal category that will allow him to refuse visits from his wife, which he has indicated he does not want, and, if all goes according to plan, to file for divorce.

It is frightening to realize that if one is declared completely incapacitated, one has no control over one's immediate environment, over who has guardianship, who is allowed to visit, or anything of the kind, even if one is able to communicated to some extent, as Scott apparently is. The court can, evidently, dispose of even a communicating fully incapacitated person as it pleases.

There are also plans underway to close Scott's trach opening, a move that will hopefully allow him to start actually speaking with sound.

HT Truth and Action and Scott's Fight.

Posted by lydia at January 7, 2006 3:54 PM


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"find this hard to understand in view of the fact that Scott can now mouth words. Why can the police not question him directly about whether his wife assaulted him?"

Because he is brain damaged, and not considered a person with rights. That is the truth of the matter. Until the court rules that he is not a incapacitated person, his say so means nothing. That's Florida State for you.

You won't see me at Disney World. That state is wicked.

Posted by: SherlockRWBShoes [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 7, 2006 7:57 PM

You should check the Florida Guardian Laws, they are unconstitutional but carefully crafted and those in power are getting rich, including one infamous, Mary Labyak, of Suncoast Hospice. I have checked this state out with a microscope, after Terri's death. I am telling you, they are criminal. Thank GOD Scott has a decent Judge but it isn't over yet. The lawyers run that state.

Posted by: SherlockRWBShoes [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 7, 2006 8:02 PM

Florida State's major import is old folks (snowbirds) and their life savings.

You think I am kidding, research it. You will be appalled.

Posted by: SherlockRWBShoes [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 7, 2006 8:04 PM