A quiet end to a very public tragedy
Posted Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014
By Tim Madigantmadigan@star-telegram.com
FORT WORTH — A nationally publicized ordeal that began two months ago when Erick Muñoz found his pregnant wife on the floor of their suburban home ended quietly Sunday at John Peter Smith Hospital.
The hospital said around midday that it would not appeal a state district judge’s order that Muñoz could remove his wife, Marlise, from life support.
The 33-year-old paramedic, stricken Nov. 26 by a fatal embolism, was about to enter her 23rd week of pregnancy with what would have been the couple’s second child.
A lawyer for the family said Sunday that Marlise Muñoz was pronounced dead a short time after life support was withdrawn.
“Our client, Erick Muñoz, has authorized us to give notice that today, at approximately 11:30 a.m. … Marlise Muñoz’s body was disconnected from ‘life support’ and released to Mr. Muñoz,” said a statement from the family’s attorneys, Heather L. King and Jessica H. Janicek.
“The Muñoz and Machado families will now proceed with the somber task of laying Marlise Muñoz’s body to rest, and grieving over the great loss that has been suffered.
“May Marlise Muñoz finally rest in peace, and her family find the strength to complete what has been an unbearably long and arduous journey.”....more at link http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/01/26 ... rylink=cpy