THE FACTS THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN REPORTS OF LISA MCPHERSON'S DEATH
- In December 1995, Lisa McPherson died very suddenly of a unpredictable
death by Pulmonary Embolism.
- The Church waited for the autopsy to find out why - as did her fellow
parishioners and friends. Finally, a year later, the autopsy report was
released, not to the Church or its attorneys, but first to the St. Petersburg
Times and a media frenzy led by medical examiner Joan Wood and Clearwater Police
Officer Andrews was launched. This was the first time the Church had been
accused of some wrongdoing in the case.
- Not only did Joan Wood feed her false information to the local media, she
also went on two different tabloid TV shows, "Hard Copy" and "Inside
Edition" and made the same outrageous accusations.
- Joan Wood alleged that she had performed the autopsy. The Church later
found out that an assistant medical examiner had and he testified under oath
that Joan Wood was not even present.
- The Church had to bring suit to be allowed access to the medical records
and to have these records examined by experts, as it was clear that Wood was
lying and her reports had no resemblance to what happened to Lisa McPherson.
- Joan Wood was ordered by a Court to turn over all tissue sample slides for
review by our medical experts. She turned over 19 slides representing that these
were all the tissue samples that were taken. However, when the Church was
allowed by the State to obtain original tissue samples to have them reviewed, we
found that there were 21 separate tissue sample slides, and when these were
reviewed by three of the foremost medical examiners in the country, they found
that Wood had withheld the most important evidence in the case. The two critical
slides which disprove everything she says.
- Lisa McPherson died of a sudden, unpredictable Pulmonary Embolism.
- There was no severe dehydration and dehydration was not the cause of
- There is no evidence of her suffering any coma.
- The clot formation was due to injury to her leg that likely occured from
the car accident she suffered two weeks before her death.
Civil suit discovery has uncovered evidence that:
- Joan Wood's office destroyed documents concerning this matter that
contained evidence showing the Church's innocence.
- Joan Wood's office covered up evidence that proves her allegations false
and proves Lisa McPherson's death was accidental and unpredictable.
THIS ADDS UP TO OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE
To use one woman's unfortunate death as a means to try to attack and sully
her religion is despicable. That assault was accomplished only through illegal
evidence tampering and cover up. We vow to prosecute those illegalities to the
full extent of the law.
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