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  •  After seeing the extent of the (1+ / 0-)
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    sturunner

    "accident" and the degree of combustion, I question any toxicology results. There couldn't have been much to test, if any.

    I have never seen a car so utterly burned.

    •  Dick van Dyke's car was pretty (5+ / 0-)

      well torched.

    •  The fact that you put the word accident in (3+ / 0-)
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      LaughingPlanet, OIL GUY, vcmvo2

      quotes is telling.

      The fact that you obviously didn't read the autopsy is also telling. It specifies that there was still plenty of fluid to test. He wasn't burnt over his entire body. The report shows that his head/neck left side of his body was burned. The rest was pretty much fine. He had numerous broken bones.

      There is a video of his widow on Piers Morgan's show. She does not believe this was anything other than a tragic accident.

      I'd like to start a new meme: "No means no" is a misnomer. It should be "Only 'Yes' means yes." Just because someone doesn't say "No" doesn't mean they've given consent. If she didn't say "Yes", there is no consent.

      by second gen on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 09:13:17 PM PDT

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    •  Actually you can read the full autopsy, (3+ / 0-)
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      terrypinder, vcmvo2, Sylv

      including extensive description of which parts of his body were charred, etc.   They had more than enough fluid and tissue to test.

      That being said, I agree with most of the commenters that Hastings' use of drugs is being a bit overblown, and likely didn't contribute to the accident.  That his family was actively trying to get him into a detox program, though, might be indicative of where his mental state was at the time.  But I don't know, and it's not something to speculate about.  

      All evidence points to a high speed crash into a tree, and a life tragically cut short.

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 10:42:50 PM PDT

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