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June 28, 2005

Mike the Murderer may get away with it

From LifeNews:

Terri Schiavo's estranged husband likely won't be charged with any crime relating to his failure to promptly call 911 after he allegedly discovered Terri's body crumpled on the floor following a collapse. Florida Governor Jeb Bush has asked a state prosecutor to look into the matter.

Earlier this month, Bush asked State Attorney Bernie McCabe, the prosecutor for Pinellas and Pasco counties, to look into the 911 discrepancy.

Though McCabe has previously been reluctant to investigate numerous troubling angles of the case, including whether Michael physically abused Terri and caused her collapse, he told the Miami Herald newspaper "if the governor asks me to do something, I'm going to try to do it."

Still, McCabe said he's looking at Bush's request as an "inquiry" rather than a normal investigation of a crime.

If McCabe finds wrongdoing, Michael Schiavo could escape any criminal charges, because the statute of limitations for any crime other than murder or manslaughter has expired. Also, failing to call 911 is not a crime in Florida and Michael could only be charged with a crime if he was found to have caused Terri's collapse.

But, those whose job is was to investigate will be exposed. Wait, wouldn't that be the very people being asked to investigate now? So the only people likely to be punished would be those responsible for deciding if anything wrong was done. Yeah, that makes sense. We could save lots of money if we just let all criminals investigate themselves rather than paying an unbiased investigator to do it. Our prisons would be pretty empty, but then so would our streets, since those who weren't murdered would be too afraid to venture out.

Great job there, Jeb, you're really laying the groundwork for a bang-up Presidential campaign.

Posted by Danny Carlton at June 28, 2005 08:30 AM

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