Michael Schiavo's former girlfriend speaks:
Excerpts From Cyndi Shook
Hyscience: Saturday, February 12, 2005
In a previous Hyscience post, Carole Lieberman, M.D., M.P.H.,
Psychiatrist and expert medical witness, and the author of the book,
Bad Boys: Why We Love Them, How to Live with Them
and When to Leave Them, was quoted as saying,
"I have studied men who exhibit pathology in their
relationships with women. Profiles of the twelve different
types of bad boys are explained. Michael Schiavo fits the profile,
described in the book as the Prince of Darkness (see chapter 13).
O.J. Simpson was cited as a classic example of this type,
and there are indeed similarities between the two men.
It is especially significant to note that O.J. flew into
a homicidal rage when he realized that Nicole was totally
abandoning him, as is characteristic of these impulsive men who
most dread being abandoned by their woman. Similarly, Michael Schiavo
was likely to have known that Terri had begun making plans to divorce him,
since she had told a coworker and family member. Stalking is
characteristic of this type of man, as well. And a girlfriend
of Michael’s, Cindy, accused him of stalking her in 2001."
This is the story of "Cindy," and the deposition that she had
to be forced to give, out of her fear of Michael Schiavo.
Terri was also afraid of Michael, but of course Michael
has been hard at work to make sure that she can't give a
deposition as Cindy has!
In late 1991, 1½ years after Terri’s collapse, Michael Schiavo
became involved in an intimate relationship with Cindy Shook.
The romance continued for approximately one year. It can be
documented that the two spent a weekend at the Don Caesar hotel
in St. Petersburg Beach and they also contacted a Century 21
Realtor on the premise of purchasing a home.
In May of 1992, at the apex of the romance, Schiavo
had Terri’s 2 pet cats euthanized to clear the way
for his moving in with Cindy and her pet dog.
In the summer of 1992, Schiavo moved into his parent’s home.
We can speculate with reasonable accuracy, it was
at the instructions of his attorney, since the
living arrangement would be contrary to Schiavo’s
"loving husband" image they were projecting for the
upcoming November 1992 malpractice trial.
In April 2001, Cindy Shook (married name Brasher)
was interviewed by an investigator working in Terri’s behalf.
Unwilling to come forward because of her immense fear of Schiavo,
Cindy had to be subpoenaed and was then subsequently deposed
on May 8, 2001 to try and learn more regarding her intimate
knowledge of Michael Schiavo’s character traits.
Excerpts; May 8, 2001 Deposition:
Cindy Shook describing Schiavo’s possessiveness.
"he’s very jealous. He stalked me at my…at where I worked after
I stopped dating…when he would get mad at me he would tell me,
I would rather be laying in bed in the nursing home
with her than with you. I mean he can be the most
incredibly mean person"
When asked if she were afraid that Michael would physically harm her
or if he would harm children.
"I am concerned about retaliation because I have a child -
I have children and a husband. I know him, I know what he
told me I said he could be a very mean person."
She spoke of how Schiavo stalked her for close to
a year after the breakup and that she received repeated phone calls.
"He came on the floor looking for me several times. I felt it was out
of character for him to get a job as an orderly at the hospital.
That was concerning to me. When he would come up to the
floor looking for her she was not scared the first time
but later was scared.
In town I would look up when I was driving…not at my work-
she would look up in the rear view mirror and there would
be Michael Schiavo. I would look up and he would be behind me in traffic.
It continued for several months after he didn’t work
at the hospital. She would change lanes, try to make a
turn and he would do the same. He did this about ten times.
One time he was behind me in traffic he got next to me in
a two-lane going the same way, and he changed lanes basically
right on top of where I was at, and I had to swerve not to be hit.
I had to swerve off the road. Michael ran me off the road. I
considered it as stalking, dangerous and guessed potentially
Cindy thought about getting a restraining order. She talked
to an off duty police officer in her building
They discussed marriage. She said Schiavo asked what
would you do if I asked you to marry me. He never
discussed getting a divorce.
Cindy said Schiavo got angry when asked questions about Terri
"this had destroyed his life and he was being robed of a normal life."
Regarding Terri’s care, according to Cindy Shook, Michael Schiavo said,
"How the hell should I know we never spoke about this, my God I was only
25 years old. How the hell should I know? We were young.
We never spoke of this."
THEY NEVER SPOKE OF THIS! Yet now Michael claims that Terri's
wish was to die of starvation and dehydration, and the
infamous Judge George Greer rubber stamps it. Why?
A case for Criminal Investigation of Michael Schiavo:
1) Nurses’ testimony: Heidi Law, Carla Sauer-Iyer,
Carolyn Johnson have been ignored and dismissed without
hearing; each testified that Michael was abusive to Terri
and may have attempted to kill her by insulin injection
and attempts to induce pneumonia by turning the thermostat in
her room to 64 degrees.
2) Michael Baden, top forensic pathologist in country and
interviewed on Fox News National Television broadcast October 25, 2003
on Terri’s bone scan and injuries states that:
a) Terri’s injuries are not consistent with a heart attack;
no cardiac evidence to support it
b) Extremely rare for potassium imbalance on woman her age and
in her good health
c) Injuries are consistent with severe trauma possibly caused by a beating
d) The injuries in medical records warrant an immediate investigation
3) Dr. William Hammesfahr, Nobel prize nominee and neurologist testified that Terri’s neck injuries are consistent with only one type of injury: that of strangulation.
4) Terri’s doctor, Dr. Gambone resigned; he had previously testified
Terri would die within a few days of starvation/dehydration.
Terri has an obvious will to live.
5) Michael has enlisted the services of a new doctor,
Stanton Tripodis, who has 5 malpractice suits against him.
Clearly, Michael is attempting to provide sub-standard care for his wife.
Case no. 97007946C1 filed 11-25-97
Case no. 94003739C1 filed 6-27-94
Case no. 95000873C1 filed 2-14-95
Case no. 96001434C1 filed 3-6-96
Case no. 98002289C1 filed 4-7-98
6) Michael is committing adultery by living with another woman
who has already born one child with another on the way,
thereby creating an obvious conflict of interest as guardian.
7) Michael has committed both perjury (2 counts) and insurance fraud
by promising to provide care and therapy for his wife in exchange
for the court award of 1.2 million dollars in 1993. No care has
ever been provided to Terri.
8) Michael Schiavo has also prevented Terri from undergoing
a barium swallow test, a procedure necessary to ascertain
the consistency of foods able to be taken by mouth.
9) Co-conspirator George J. Felos combined and conspired with
Michael Schiavo to arrange for Terri's "free" stay at Hospice
Woodside as part of an "exit protocol" designed to advance Felos'
self-perceived messianic mission of "helping" incapacitated people
to die by categorizing them as "terminal," warehousing them, and
depriving them of therapy and rehabilitation services.
(Attorney Felos is Director of Florida Right to Die and
has testified that he can ascertain a person’s desire to
die by “looking into their eyes and letting their spirit
speak directly to him”)
10) Investigate Insurance company established in Jan 2001
at the home of Michael Schiavo and his girlfriend/fiancee Jody Centonze.
(Jerger and Centonze Insurnace Agency Inc.) Michael is listed on
the Board of Directors for the corporation. Note: Insurance is deliberately misspelled in the State of Florida Corporate filing, possibly to
11) Michael continues to deny Terri the right to receive Holy Communion
as part of her Catholic and civil right.
I just posted this information at my website.
Thanks for putting this out there!
Posted by: WriteWingNut | February 12, 2005 04:59 PM
Excellent website, thank you.
could you please add me to your links, thanks
Posted by: Stephen Park | February 13, 2005 07:30 PM
I am so incensed at the unwillingness of the FL judiciary
to investigate M. Schiavo. It is obvious that his lawyer G.
Felos wants to further his own cause; guilt and the subsequent
discovery of crimes committed against Terri can be the only
reason Schiavo has not relinquished control of her life.
It is truly a struggle of good versus evil.
Visit Terri's site: www.terrisfight.org