Church can see some records - 1997-02-28
In a ruling that has both sides of a court case claiming victory, a judge will allow the Church of Scientology to examine some records from the autopsy of one of its members.
The records will be opened today to the church and the public. They concern Lisa McPherson, a 36-year-old Scientologist who entered the church's downtown Clearwater retreat a healthy woman and died 17 days later, on Dec. 5, 1995.
This month Scientology filed a lawsuit seeking Wood's confidential files in the case, including blood, fluid and tissue samples from McPherson's body.