Today on The Truther Girls, I will be talking to ivestigative reporter Janet Phelan about the murder of people who have been put under conservatorship. See Janet’s website at janetphelan.com
We will be discussing the issue in general, but we will focus on the coroner coverup of a suspicious death of a conservatee, Raymond Horspool, who died at age 90 in in Riverside County, California.
His son, J. David Horspool, is a powerful probate attorney in So Cal and put his own father under conservatorship- apparently to loot his own family’s estate. Janet got the coroner report and it is full of discrepancies. She has also have interviewed folks at the Sheriff/Coroner and also at Adult Protective services and it seems that there is a very serious problem going on with the report which reeks of a cover up.
Tthe salient issues about the coroner report:
1) there is no weight listed. coroners reports always list the weight and this one carefully avoided it. The family tells Janet that the six foot man weighed 136 when he showed up at the coroner’s office. However, the coroner’s report says the body appeared “well nourished”–hardly describing a 136 lb corpse. When Janet asked the deputy sheriff if it was protocol for the coroner report to list weight, he REFUSED to answer the question.
2) The report lists Horspool as taking morphine and ativan. These two medications are generally contraindicated and there is no reason given why Horspool would have been on morphine, as he had no cancer or other pain-causing illness.
Given the fact that he was on these two medicines which could cause death if mixed, it was incumbent on that office to do a toxicology exam and the office refused to do so. Looks bad….looks real bad.
When a person, often a senior, is put under conservatorship, they are known as a probate and lose all their rights. The person who is appointed as their conservator, or guardian, becomes responsible for making all decisions in their stead, and also administers their estate. Often, this person takes advantage of the situation by appropriating all of the conservatee’s funds and sticking them into a nursing home, where they often die quickly and suddenly under suspicious circumstances. What’s worse is that the courts seems to be involved in this conspiracy to get old people out of the way so that others can benefit from their estate.
Moreover, anyone can be put under conservatorship- not only a senior citizen of advanced age, but anyone who someone has brought to the attention of the courts for being ‘not of sound mind’. This has opened the door to people using this process on others for revenge, such as in divorce proceedings or simply because they have it in for them. The person proposed as incompetent is then evaluated by a court-appointed psychiatrist- who almost invariably finds them to be indeed incompetent. That a person is evaluated by independant psychiatrists who find them to be competent has no effect: the courts rely on the court-appointed psychiatrist. Do you smell conspiracy here? I sure do.
Please also see Janet’s article ‘Why I Am An Abolitionist’ on why she thinks the only solution is abolishing guardianship, not reforming the process. http://www.ucimc.org/content/why-i-am-abolitionist
NB The thumbnail is not Mr Horspool.