Florida investigators find no evidence Schiavo abused by family

[JURIST] Records released Friday by the Florida Department of Children and Families [official website] pursuant to a Thursday court order [JURIST report] revealed no evidence that Terri Schiavo [Wikipedia profile] had been abused or exploited by either her husband Micheal Schiavo or her parents Robert and Mary Schindler. The agency investigated 89 complaints from as early as 2001 alleging that Schiavo was mistreated for financial gain by her husband and parents. Allegations that the Schindlers sold videos of Schiavo for profit and that Micheal Schiavo was misusing funds for his wife's rehabilitation were not supported by the report. Investigators' notes revealed that they often found her well cared-for when they visited her hospice. Neither the parents not Micheal Schiavo have yet to comment on the released documents. JURIST has background on the Schiavo case . AP has more details on the DCF documents.



 

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