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6/15/05- Tampa, FL

Schiavo Autopsy Released

Doctors who conducted an autopsy on Terri Schiavo found her brain was about half of a normal brain when she died, they say proving she was in a persistent vegetative state. The 41-year-old lapsed into the vegetative state 15 years ago after her heart stopped. The findings back the contention of her husband that she would not have recovered with additional treatment. The medical examiner says, Terri's eventual death was from dehydration and not starvation. He also said Terri would not have been able to eat or drink even if she had been given food by mouth as her parents' requested. Terri died March 31 in a Florida hospice, 13 days after her feeding tube was removed.

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