Links | Search |
From: Pamela Hennessy
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 3:44 PM
Subject: Update - Schiavo Contempt
Links | Search |
Today in the Sixth Judicial Circuit, the Motion
dealing with contempt of court allegations against Michael Schiavo were not
heard. Instead, a petition from Mr. Schiavo's attorneys (Deborah Bushnell
and Scott Swope) for a continuance (or rescheduling) of the contempt hearing
Mr. Schiavo's attorney asked the Judge George
Greer reschedule the contempt hearing to a time that would be convenient
for lead counsel, Deborah Bushnell. The attorney representing Terri Schiavo's
parents, Patricia Anderson, showed evidence to Judge Greer that she had made
several attempts to schedule a hearing at a time convenient to Ms. Bushnell.
Additionally, Ms. Anderson provided evidence that she offered three unique
hearing times and was told by Mr. Schiavo's attorneys that none were suitable.
Mr. Schiavo's attorneys did not offer any alternatives or suggested scheduling
Judge Greer scolded Attorney Swope for asking
for continuance or rescheduling without offering Ms. Anderson alternatives.
After doing that, he proceeded to reschedule the contempt hearing until Friday,
March 5, 2004 at 9.30 am.
Mr. Schiavo's attorneys claim he is following
the directive of the 1996 court order that compels him to make changes in
Terri's condition known to her family. However, it was only on February 24,
2004 that he notified the nursing staff at Park Place Assisted Living Facility
in Clearwater that they may disclose any information to Terri's family.
As of this writing, Terri's parents and siblings
are still not receiving information regarding her physical and medical condition.
Let us hold an
of gratitude and
for all who
Terri's. Thanks, to all of you - you are the greatest!