A blog by Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer Brian Tannebaum. Commenting on criminal law issues of local and national interest.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Second Opinion: Martin Lee Anderson Was Murdered

The second autopsy of beaten-to-death Martin Lee Anderson, shows that he did not die of natural causes. As Gomer Pyle used to say "Surprise, surprise, surprise!"

In fact, the confirmation that young Martin didn't die from a, excuse me, "blood disorder," came from........Prosecutors! Sounds like my criminal defense brothers and sisters in the Florida Panhandle should be getting some phone calls real soon.

According to the Associated Press - "A noted pathologist who observed Monday's 12-hour autopsy on behalf of the family said it was clear that Martin Lee Anderson did not die from sickle cell trait, as the medical examiner in Bay County had determined, or any other natural causes."

That noted pathologist was the world famous and former chief of the New York City Medical Examiner's Office Dr. Michael Baden, who opined: "He died because of what you see in the videotape."

I thought that too.....

"I'm just glad the truth is out," said Gina Jones, mother of Martin Lee Anderson.

So the hell am I.

Brian Tannebaum is a criminal defense attorney in Miami, Florida practicing in state and federal court. To learn more about Brian and his firm, Tannebaum Weiss, please visit www.tannebaumweiss.com