TAMPA, FL - Terri Schiavo's husband buried her cremated remains in a Clearwater cemetery today, inscribing on her bronze grave marker, quote: "I kept my promise."
Michael Schiavo said he promised his wife he would not keep her alive artificially and waged a long legal battle to remove her feeding tube. A bronze plaque on her grave reads: "Born Dec. 3, 1965; departed this earth Feb. 25, 1990; at peace March 31, 2005." February 25th, 1990 was the day she collapsed and fell into what most doctors said was an irreversible vegetative state. Terri Schiavo died last March 31st, nearly two weeks after her feeding tube was removed by court order.
An attorney for the woman's parents says inscribing the grave marker that way was a nasty political statement by Michael Schiavo, who told the family about the burial after the service.