But the Department of Children and Families found no evidence
to suggest that Michael Shiavo ever abused or neglected his wife, nor was there any evidence/witnesses to back up her parents' claim that he ever said he couldn't wait for her to die so he would be rich (or variations on that theme).
This very agency filed an 11th hour appeal alleging abuse back in 2003. Judge Greer ordered investigation records to be released, which, oddly enough, appears to show Michael Shiavo to be a very caring husband.
The DCF said its investigation found Michael Schiavo to be a loving spouse who cared deeply about his wife.
"The staff involved with her care stated the spouse is always courteous and is rarely alone with the patient," the 2003 report found.
"There is no supporting documentation that the spouse ever made statements about 'Is the bitch ever going to die?' or 'When will the bitch die because I will be rich.'"
A DCF report from a year earlier said Michael Schiavo had no access to hundreds of thousands of dollars awarded to his wife from a medical malpractice suit.
"He is only the guardian of person and the financial guardian is a banking institution. All expenditures are authorized by the court and [Michael Schiavo] has no control over them," it said.
So, do you think he may have ACTUALLY BEEN DOING ALL HE DID ON HER BEHALF? I wonder if all those happy little idiots to emailed me or left a comment that "HE ABUSED HER! HE'S OUT TO GET HER MONEY! HE IS EVIL!" will dismiss this agency's investigation findings or if they will change their tune a little?
It must be difficult to change someone's opinion on such an emotional subject. I mean, think of all those people who projected their own beliefs onto this shell of a woman... all those who grasped at anything that might help keep her breathing carcass going. So many of them pointed to the allegations of abuse, which have now been dismissed. He's not getting a big cash settlement, he never said he couldn't wait for "the bitch to die", and staff members who cared for her all stated he was a loving, caring husband. There is no other motive to let her die than to abide by HER WISHES.
PS: I am still coming down from my CNN high
. I appreciate all the emails of congratulations, and yes, I am working on getting a copy of the piece for the site (should have something by next weekend). I found it kind of amusing that they pointed to my site where I discussed another website
- they could have left me out of it completely and just focused on the Phil A. Buster
site. But hey, MoxieGrrrl was on CNN :)