During the effort to have Marraccini examine the evidence, the Herald was in contact with the Rainey family attorney, Milton Grimes, hoping to obtain permission to allow the forensic pathologist to view the autopsy photographs, which are not a public record in Florida. Grimes said he was willing to allow the Herald to view the photographs, and even publish some of them, and was working on obtaining a notarized release from Raineys family. Photos in the state attorneys investigative file show what appear to be pieces of Darren Raineys skin on the tile. Dr. Root Aspects Of Tips For Interview Broken DownJohn Marraccini, former medical examiner in Palm Beach County, said that calls into question the Dade medical examiners suggestion that Raineys skin began to peel off only after prison staff performed CPR which occurred outside the shower area. Miami-Dade state attorney investigative file As the Herald tried to arrange a new date for the review, the county attorneys office sent another email to the Herald on Thursday, saying that, on further consideration, the slides were not a record at all, but rather human tissue and thus not subject to a public records request. The Miami Heralds attorney, Sanford Bohrer, disputed that in an email to the county. I think the public records laws definitions clearly make these slides, which are not kept with or disposed with or buried with bodies but kept in files just like other documents, public records, he wrote. Meanwhile, Assistant County Attorney Christopher A. Angell said Raineys relatives had contacted Miami-Dade and that they would not consent to the review of the slides.
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