Schiavo litigants, judge: Where are they now?
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (BP)--Terri Schiavo died after a Florida circuit judge, George W. Greer, at the request of her husband, Michael, issued a final judgment on March 18, 2005, in the controversial and highly litigated case. Nutrition and hydration were withheld from Terri Schiavo until she died of marked dehydration 13 days later. George Felos, a prominent "right-to-die" attorney from St. Petersburg, Fla., represented Michael Schiavo in the case.
Here is a brief update on each of the three:
Michael Schiavo married his longtime girlfriend, Jodi Centonze, in 2006.
In a March 26 interview about his book, “Terri: The Truth,” released in March, Schiavo told NBC “Today Show” host Matt Lauer that the book “settles some scores” with Terri’s family.
GEORGE W. GREER
Judge George W. Greer of the Sixth Circuit Judicial Court of Florida (Pasco-Pinellas County) spoke March 31 -- on the one-year anniversary of Terri’s death -- at a conference titled “The Terri Schiavo Case: One Year Later,” cosponsored by Boston University’s School of Law and School of Public Health. Greer continues to serve on the bench and has received accolades and awards from some in the legal community for his actions in the Terri Schiavo case.
George Felos, according to Roth Talent Associates, is America’s foremost right-to-die expert and attorney for Michael Schiavo. On the speaking circuit, Felos uses the Schiavo case as an illustration of how he believes individual constitutional rights and ethics are eroding in today’s society.