I'm not sure who originally wrote this:
The Tampa Tribune has run several articles written by Tribune reporter Cheryl Waldrip, which give details of the circumstances surrounding the McPherson case (see 12/12/96, 12/15/96 and 01/23/97 articles).
The national news program Inside Edition featured a segment on the Lisa McPherson case in which the medical examiner was interviewed and gave her opinion of Lisa's physical condition during the last days of her life. In response to the medical examiner's statements, Scientology attorney Elliot Abelson called medical examiner Wood "a liar, a liar, a liar, a hateful liar" for, among other things, her statements that Lisa's body showed cockroach bites. According to Abelson, cockroaches don't bite humans.
The St. Petersburg Times reported in a story on March 1, 1997, that Abelson has now backpedaled, modifying his earlier statements that cockroaches never bite humans, to assert that cockroaches don't bite **live** humans .
An expert quoted in the Times story states that cockroaches frequently bite live humans, often sleeping children, and that the insects may be attracted to the salty residue on human hands and feet. In response to that infor- mation, Abelson admitted: "Well, they may in a case or two."
The cockroach bites on Lisa McPherson's body were on her wrist and hand, according to the Times story. The "cockroach bite" issue is an important one. The medical examiner has asserted that Lisa McPherson was unconscious for at least 24 to 48 hours before she died; the information that cockroaches bite sleeping humans tends to bolster the medical examiner's conclusion that Lisa was comatose for a significant period prior to her death.
The cockroach bites, the post mortem vitreous levels of urea nitrogen and creatinine, her septic condition, the "missing" logs made by Flag staff during the last three days of Lisa's life, and the fact that at least 3 of Lisa's watchers have left the country, all indicate that Lisa was surely comatose during the last few days of her life.
OSA was heavily involved in Lisa's death.
Silence by death, caused by intentional, causative and willful neglect, is OSA's product.
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