Jeb Bush says he will end Schiavo inquiry

LARGO, Fla., July 8 (UPI) -- The chief investigator in the matter has told Florida Gov. Jeb Bush he found no evidence that Michael Schiavo caused his wife's collapse 15 years ago.

Bernie McCabe, the Pinellas-Pasco state attorney, urged Bush to end the state's inquiry into the death of Terri Schiavo. Bush said he would follow McCabe's recommendation, the St. Petersburg Times reported Friday.


The governor asked McCabe last month to investigate Schiavo's collapse on the morning of Feb. 25, 1990. He cited questions left unanswered by an autopsy and inconsistent statements from Michael Schiavo about the time he found his wife on the floor of their apartment.

"I hope this will be the final page in a very, very sad chapter for Florida government," said George Felos, Michael Schiavo's attorney.

The report, though, will not end the controversy over Schiavo's collapse and the court order to remove her feeding tube, causing her death in March.

Terri Schiavo died earlier this year after a feeding tube was removed at Michael Schiavo's request but against the wishes of her parents.


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