Scientology Press Statement
[Scientology 23 February 2000]
From: Stacy Brooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: CofS press statement
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 11:26:38 -0500
Organization: The Lisa McPherson Trust, 33 North Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater, Florida 33755 Telephone: (727) 467-9335 Fax: (727) 467-9345
Peter Bernard from Channel 28 just interviewed me about Joan Wood's reversal. He gave me a copy of the C of S press statement so I could comment on it. Here it is: PRESS STATEMENT Obviously, the change of the death certificate -- both the cause of death as well as the conclusion that it was an accident -- is extremely significant and a huge development that dramatically affects the State's case. The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung) from a bruise on the left leg. The point is: * Her death was sudden * Her death was unpredictable * It was undiagnosable * IT WAS AN ACCIDENT The bruise came from an automobile accident. The original findings of Joan Wood are what the State based their case on. She has now reviewed further information and concluded that the death was an accident. There have been a lot of unsupported and inflammatory allegations about Ms. McPherson's death. What we've endeavored to do is obtain the scientific evidence to disprove those allegations and handle this case in a responsible manner. Obviously the State needs the opportunity to review their case in light of this dramatic development.
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