Feb 28, 2005 / 22:00 pm
Michael Schiavo’s lawyer, George Felos, told the Florida Baptist Witness that his client “deeply loves Terri” and “simply is not gong to walk away from that promise he made to [her] when she said, ‘Honey, don’t keep me alive like that.’”
Schiavo has been cohabitating openly with his fiancé, Jodi Centonze, since 1995. The couple now have two children together.
Asked about the promise he made when Michael and Terri exchanged wedding vows in 1986, Felos said it is “subjective opinion” and “cruel-hearted” to think Schiavo walked away from his wedding vows.
“I think it’s hard-hearted to say to somebody whose spouse has Alzheimer’s, or whose spouse has had some catastrophic accident, that they are consigned to a life of loneliness and then can’t form other relationships,” Felos said. “That’s a moral judgment and, you know, I think people have different views on it.”