Medical Examiner in Boot Camp Death Loses Job

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The state Medical Examiners Commission voted Wednesday to remove the Bay County medical examiner who performed a disputed autopsy on a teenager who died after an altercation with guards at a juvenile boot camp.

The commission voted to remove Doctor Charles Siebert from his post as medical examiner for six Panhandle counties, saying it had concerns about his honesty.

Siebert performed the first autopsy on Martin Lee Anderson, who died after being roughed up by guards at the Panama City boot camp last year.

The same commission voted last month not to recommend Siebert's reappointment to Governor Charlie Crist. His term expires June 27th.

A search for a new medical examiner for the district is under way.

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