Was the ME report released? Only talking points from the ME's office in Northern VA were released. Basically a blow hard statement of "[Brady's] remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the Northern District of Virginia. An autopsy was conducted and revealed the cause of death to be a gunshot wound and consequences thereof, and the manner of death was ruled a homicide."
This type of medical ruling justifies these kinds of asinine statements... Blaming my elementary teachers if I ever get skin cancer and die. Blaming adult beverage makers if I ever died from some alcohol related disease, or Blaming God for creating my life.
So Teachers are murders, Budweiser is a murder, and so is God.
Are you really referring to incidental exposure to something that may or may not cause cancer to a bullet?
Truth and justice. However for John Hinckley, it will barely matter. He was given an insanity verdict over the shooting to begin with. If it's brought to trial again, his lawyer will likely have him plead the insanity defense again. It will be a formality.
Sounds like a bunch of bull**** to me. I hope it will, at some point, be fought and overturned. No matter what I think of someone who does this, it does not excuse injustice on part of the legal system, which (imo) is exactly what this is.
Overturn a coroner's ruling on the cause of death? Yeah...right! His death was either connected to the shooting or it was not. If it was....it's homicide.
at this point, the legal system is not involved.... it's medical detemination, nothign more.
I highly doubt Hinkley will be charged...and if they do decide ot charge him, the prosecution will have one helluva hill ot climb ( double jeopardy comes into play, as does his officially being designated "insane")
Double jeopardy would probably be invoked and I doubt that anything more can be done to Hinkley......however classifying Brady's death as a homicide is still the right thing to do.
The coroner found that Brady died from injuries received when Hinckley shot him. He never "healed" correctly.
It took thirty three years for those injuries to finally kill him.
It doesn't matter if it took thirty three minutes or thirty three years for Brady to die from his gunshot wounds ... there is no statute of limitations on murder... ever.
Hinckley just graduated from "attempted assassin" to murderer.
I wonder if Jodie Foster is impressed.
I doubt he will even be charged, let alone convicted.
Agreed. I doubt they are going to waste the taxpayers money on a case that will not bring further punishment. They are simply updating the classification from attempted murder to homicide, for the sake of justice and history. I am sure that Brady's survivors agree.