Friday afternoon the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner released Valerie Hamilton’s full autopsy report.
As Cedar Posts reported months ago, the young daughter of Concord’s police chief died from an overdose of drugs. Now the official report confirms that the drugs were indeed heroin and cocaine. The report also notes no other signs of trauma and no signs of sexual assault. The report does have one interesting note, Hamilton's body had a single needle mark on her right arm. Since she was right handed it would have been difficult but not impossible to inject herself in the right arm. However, users routinely inject each other. So there is nothing conclusive to suggest that Harvey gave Hamilton the lethal dose.
No explanation for the lengthy delay in releasing the findings was given.
While the report answers many questions, it doesn't answer the final question; was she forced to inject the heroin? The answer may come from painful testimony, hints of which have emerged during interviews with her father who has repeatedly refused to discuss his daughter's drug use.
In the end the only person who knows the truth is Micheal Harvey, and his answers will be self serving lies no matter what the truth.
Cedar's Take: While as distasteful as one could imagine, the only chance to lock up pile of human waste Micheal Harvey will come via a plea deal and a judge who decides to hand down the maximum sentence. Even in a plea deal, there is a chance that Harvey will walk out of the court room with his only punishment being time served.
Pursuing a murder conviction and going to trial, would be a mistake as a trial would clearly end with an acquittal.
One can only hope that Harvey slips on his soap with in the confines of the MCCC.
Cedar Posts prior Valerie Hamilton posts are here, here and here.