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Florida closes Schiavo case after finding no criminal wrongdoing

[JURIST] Florida State Attorney Bernie McCabe announced Thursday that he had found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing with respect to the collapse of Terri Schiavo [JURIST news archive] 15 years ago. Following Schiavo's autopsy [JURIST report] last month, Govenor Jeb Bush asked McCabe to investigate [St Petersburg Times report] what he suspected as an unexplained 40 to 70 minute gap between her collapse and her husband's 911 call. The autopsy supported findings that the loss of oxygen following her collapse caused severe brain damage. Following their research, reviewers concluded "It is obvious to use that there is no possibility of proving that anyone's criminal act was responsible for Mrs. Schiavo's collapse." According to a Bush spokesman, "This is the end of the state's involvement in the case." The Orlando Sentinel has more.

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