Judge rejects request to reconnect Schiavo's feeding tube

A state judge in Clearwater, Florida, today rejected another attempt by Terri Schiavo’s parents to have her feeding tube reconnected, rejecting what the couple’s lawyer described as their last chance to keep their severely brain-damaged daughter alive.

A state judge in Clearwater, Florida, today rejected another attempt by Terri Schiavo’s parents to have her feeding tube reconnected, rejecting what the couple’s lawyer described as their last chance to keep their severely brain-damaged daughter alive.

Pinellas Circuit Judge George Greer denied a motion filed yesterday in which Bob and Mary Schindler claimed their daughter tried to say “I want to live” just before her tube was removed, saying “AHHHHH” and “WAAAAAAA” when asked to repeat the phrase.

Doctors have said Schiavo’s past utterances were involuntary moans consistent with someone in a vegetative state.

The Schindlers ended their federal appeals, but are still holding out hope for an unlikely intervention by Governor Jeb Bush, who has said he has done everything in his power to take custody of Schiavo.

More in this section

IE_logo_newsletters

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox