Sunday, February 10, 2008
The coroner at the time of Natasha Jennings death was Eric Cantlin. He said that Natasha died because she was only eating cheeseburgers and sodas for a few days...need I say more? The forensic pathologist reported that Natasha was NOT dehydrated. The Carson City Sheriff's office did NOT test for poisoning, although Sgt. Schoenfelt was quoted in the Nevada Appeal that poison testing would be done. This is the same Sargeant Schoenfelt that was discovered by the grand jury to be an alcoholic.
The Carson City Sheriff's office did not submit samples for drug testing until a full week after her death. There were no drugs or alcohol in her system. Yet, the coroner attributed her death to drug use. She had NO history of using drugs. The Stockton Record newspaper quoted Eric Cantlin as saying "A small amount of some sort of drug was found in her nose, but it was not sufficient to show up on tests." Huh? The director of the laboratory that tested the sample was called for an interpretation of that statement. He was outraged and stated that it meant there were no drugs found in her nose. Blood samples were negative as well. This dear man charged Natasha's mother $10.00 for 8 pages consisting of the autopsy and toxicology reports. The legal amount that can be charged is $1.00 per page. Hmmm....8x1=8 Not 10. Is there no end to their ridiculousness?
Tragically, Natasha's 3-year-old sister had died from smoke inhalation in a house fire many years before Natasha's death. Eric Cantlin told the Stockton Record on September 2, 1999 that there was not enough smoke in her lungs to conclude she died of smoke inhalation. (implying that the baby was dead before the fire, and the fire was a cover up for "another bungled homicide.") Huh? The baby's carbon monoxide level was 61.7%. Greater than 5% is considered toxic. Perhaps Coroner Cantlin was having a hallucination of his own.
Natasha was found with a 4-foot fan across her neck when she was found dead in her aunts apartment. On AUGUST 27, 1999, Noel Waters wrote in a correspondence that "I have also asked that the fan be examined forensically. The $600+ expense will be borne out of my office budget. I will let you know when I receive them." The Nevada Appeal quoted Noel Waters the next day "I scrambled to find $600 to have the fan tested by an independent laboratory. The results of the test should be available shortly." In an affidavit of Noel Waters dated DECEMBER 7, 1999 presented to the the First Judicial Court of The State of Nevada he swears and affirms that the fan "is presently being tested" blah blah "being done by a nationally recognized electrical testing laboratory in San Ramon, California, using funds from my office's investigative account" (hand me the hanky and high boots) Then district attorney Noel Waters swears and affirms double and triple heresay leading to the events that caused him to finally make it APPEAR as though he was finally having the fan tested. FURTHER YOUR AFFIANT SAYETH BULLSHIT. When asked the results of the supposed testing of the fan, he replies he doesn't have to tell any anybody anything. FURTHER YOUR AFFIANT SAYETH BULLSHIT
Natasha's mother was not notified of her daughters death until 14 hours after she was found, just before the forensic pathologist began the autopsy. The report of the forensic pathologist did not report injuries that were clearly seen on photos.
When asked about this Noel Waters answers were nearly as assinine as those made by Eric Cantlin.
Steve Johnson was the lead detective that investigated Natasha's death. If that's what Carson City Sheriff's office calls an investigation.............well............that will be my next story.