Medical doctor Jephthah Ford has fired back following Thursday’s statement from the University Hospital of the West Indies that the results of Jodian Fearon’s autopsy were released prematurely and there is misinformation in the public sphere on the matter.
Dr. Ford, who was hired by Miss Fearon’s family to observe the autopsy on Wednesday, disclosed that the 23 year old woman died from heart failure.
The University Hospital issued a news release in which it expressed concern about misinformation and premature sharing of autopsy findings prior to the determination of the cause of death.
But in an interview with Radio Jamaica News on Thursday afternoon, Dr. Ford said he would not back down from his statement.
“I have already spoken. I stand by every single word that I’ve said,” he declared.
Dr. Ford argued that as an independent observer, he is entitled to give his opinion on what the findings of the autopsy showed.