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McPherson case expected to haunt medical examiner

Title: McPherson case expected to haunt medical examiner
Date: Tuesday, 13 June 2000
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Craig Pittman
Main source: sptimes.com

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The blow to her credibility could make it difficult for Joan Wood to do her job, lawyers say. Although prosecutors said her "serious forensic error" ruined their case against the Church of Scientology, Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner Joan Wood said Monday she has no plans to resign. But veteran lawyers predicted the case – and particularly the 31-page memo from prosecutors that blasted Wood as "illogical" and "inconsistent" – will dog her every time she takes the witness stand. That could make ... [Read the rest at sptimes.com]