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State drops charges against Scientology

Title: State drops charges against Scientology
Date: Tuesday, 13 June 2000
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Thomas C. Tobin
Main source: sptimes.com

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Blaming the medical examiner for damaging their case, prosecutors quietly end the inquiry into Lisa McPherson's death. CLEARWATER — State Attorney Bernie McCabe's weekend reading was a memo by his chief assistant urging him to drop the first criminal charges ever filed in the United States against the Church of Scientology. The 31-page document was filled with medical words that McCabe had never heard, but its essence was all too clear: The star prosecution witness, Medical Examiner Joan Wood, really didn't ... [Read the rest at sptimes.com]