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State takes middle road against Scientology

Title: State takes middle road against Scientology
Date: Monday, 23 November 1998
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Thomas C. Tobin
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"I think there was a sense that this was a senseless death," said [Bob] Heyman, whose boss, State Attorney Bernie McCabe, was only beginning to examine the case of Lisa McPherson. Heyman, now in private practice, was preparing to end a 15-year career as a prosecutor. Among McCabe's options: Be aggressive and level a serious charge such as manslaughter, but risk a bruising legal battle with the Church of Scientology, which had taken on much bigger fish than McCabe. He eventually ... [Read the rest at]