In a news conference on live national television, Felos stated that he spoke with the medical examiner to arrange an autopsy:
And of course, the lapdog known as Reuters is lapping this right up:
"We didn't think it was appropriate to talk about an autopsy prior to Mrs. Schiavo's death, but because claims have been made by, I guess, opponents of carrying out her wishes that there was some motive behind the cremation of Mrs. Schiavo we felt it was necessary to make that announcement today."
"The husband of brain-damaged Florida woman Terri Schiavo has ordered an autopsy after she dies to silence allegations his plan to cremate her body is aimed at hiding something, his lawyer said on Monday."But this is all yet another big, fat lie. Not once did Reuters or the AP mention that the autopsy isn't voluntary at all. Florida law, in fact, requires an autopsy to be performed because the body will be cremated!
Florida Statute Chapter 406, Section 11, Part 1 clearly states, "(1) In any of the following circumstances involving the death of a human being, the medical examiner of the district in which the death occurred or the body was found shall determine the cause of death and shall, for that purpose, make or have performed such examinations, investigations, and autopsies as he or she shall deem necessary or as shall be requested by the state attorney:...(c) When a body is to be cremated, dissected, or buried at sea."
So, no doubt, the public will be duped again by a crafty lawyer. I'm sure most people who saw and read the news coverage will be too busy to do any research and will believe that Michael Schiavo is trying to exonerate himself from any accusations by "volunteering" Terri's body for an unnecessary autopsy. How good the all-American husband must be to get to the bottom of all this, right? He has nothing to hide, right? We'll see.