published: Friday, September 28, 2012
No need to know ME's finding
Like many thousands of residents in Highlands County and perhaps in other counties I have known several members of the Doty family, especially Aaron's father Jim, for almost 12 years. I am writing to the News-Sun editor, and the District 10 Medical Examiner because I feel compelled to express myself in a respectful manner from my heart.
Concerning your article about Aaron in Sunday's (Sept. 23) edition of the News-Sun it is my opinion and that of many of my friends that the District 10 ME had no right to disclose to the News-Sun, and the News-Sun had no business to print the story.
Is there no longer any ethical, professional and compassionate concern for the Doty family? Have they not experienced a heartache that no family should go though? Is writing a story more important than a well respected and loved family and the grief they are experiencing? I think not.
Mr. Dressel and the ME should be ashamed of yourselves as I am of you for releasing such information and writing such an article as you did about Aaron Doty. Why couldn't you, the News-Sun and the District 10 ME, respect the Doty Family and especially Aaron's memory enough to have the discernment to keep your findings confidential? Is selling papers more important than respecting the Doty family? To you, obviously it is not.
Editor's note: The information used in the story was released by the Highlands County Sheriff's Office as another completed phase of its investigation into Aaron's murder, a case that is on the minds of everyone in Highlands County.
To those complaining... (by: Jeff - 10/3/2012)
Then don't read the article. Read something else. Others may want to know. It is disturbing to read all the details of what is discovered during an autopsy.
Doty tradegy (by: Maria - 9/29/2012)
I totally agree! I spoke to a friend in reference to this-I said quit continually stabbing this family in their hearts! They (the family) need to know these facts but it doesn't need posted in the papers to rip them apart over and over again! Yes, I want to know how many witnesses are picked up - I hope arrested! and hope justice is served to them! My friend said much more is coming. I only hope even though we have the freedom of free speech, you speak with the family BEFORE you print.
Doty story (by: Rita Svoboda - 9/28/2012)
I did not know the Doty family, but to see this same information on Facebook made me ill. How can anyone be so insensitive to a family who is mourning their son. Put yourself in the Doty family's situation and think about how you would feel. I don't care who released the information, reporting it was not right and this type of sensationalism should be illegal.
Aaron Doty ME Report (by: Rhonda S - 9/28/2012)
What about HIPPA law violation?
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