Letter contains guidelines for new medical examiner - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/16/09

Letter contains guidelines for new medical examiner

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - NewsChannel 11 has new information on the hiring of Lubbock County's new medical examiner, Sridhar Natarajan.   A letter signed by Judge Tom Head on February 6th confirms Natarajan's salary at $450,000 per year or $37,500 per month. 

It also says Natarajan will not allow a physician in-training to do autopsies on what it calls "obvious crime victims."  The letter says that if a resident physician finds evidence of a crime that the autopsy stop and Natarajan be called in to finish. 

Local defense attorney Tommy Turner says this arrangement creates legal questions.  But above that - Turner says this arrangement could result in lost evidence and other problems when a defendant goes to trial.

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