Judge denies media access to Schiavo abuse investigation records

Judge denies media access to Schiavo abuse investigation records

[JURIST] Florida circuit judge Judge George Greer Friday denied a request from the St. Petersburg Times [media website] for the release of investigative summaries regarding alleged mistreatement of Terri Schiavo [JURIST new archive]. The dozens of files in question are held by Florida's Department of Children & Families [official website], which initiated investigations [JURIST report] of possible abuse after medical scans on Terri Schiavo revealed multiple bone fractures. While friends and family allege that she was unhappy with her marriage, Michael Schiavo has denied harming his wife and maintains that the bone damage resulted from osteoporosis caused by Terri's long term immobility. Thus far, none of the allegations have been substantiated. AP has more.