Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Date: July 2005
Duration: 5 hours 23 minutes
We all watched Terri Schiavo die.The controversy around her case dominated the headlines and talk shows, going all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, the White House and the Vatican.
And it's not over yet. Despite her death, the controversy lingers. In Silent Witness, Mark Fuhrman applies his crack detective skills to examine the medical evidence, legal, and police records. He conducts exclusive interviews with forensics experts and crucial witnesses, including friends, family members and care-givers.
Fuhrman will answer these questions: What was Terri and Michael Schiavo's marriage really like? What happened the day Terri collapsed? What did Michael Schiavo do when he discovered Terri unconscious? How long did he wait before calling 911? What do medical records show about her condition when she was first admitted to the hospital?
Fuhrman has complete cooperation of Terri Schiavo's parents and siblings, as well as their medical and legal advisors.
The legal issues and ethical questions provoked by Terri Schiavo's extraordinary case may never be resolved. But the facts about her marriage, her condition when she collapsed, and her eventual death fifteen years later, can be determined.
With Silent Witness, Mark Fuhrman will go beyond the legal aspects of the case and delve into the broader, human background of Terri Schiavo's short, sad life.
Read by John Hinch