The results could be public knowledge as early as Friday (March 4th).
The results of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown’s autopsy could be released later today, after a judge in Georgia ordered that the documents be publicly unsealed.
Prosecutors had opposed such an order on the grounds that it could compromise an ongoing criminal investigation into Bobbi Kristina’s death. Last August, the conservator of her estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit pointing the responsibility at Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon, for “injecting” her with a “toxic mixture”, an allegation that Gordon denies as “meritless and slanderous”.
The results of Bobbi Kristina Brown's autopsy could be in the public domain as early as today (Mar 4th)
However, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk told Reuters that he had ordered the autopsy report to be revealed, at the request of Atlanta TV station WXIA, meaning that it could be in the public domain as early as Friday (March 4th).
Lawyers for the station apparently argued that, given the rise of heroin in Atlanta, then if it turned out Bobbi Kristina’s death was connected to the drug it was therefore in the public interest to know about it.
The documents have already been unsealed, but a statement released on Thursday by the Fulton Medical Examiner said it “has not received a signed authorization from the court indicating whether we can release information and, if so, what type of information can be released. If we do receive authorization later today, we do not plan to release information until tomorrow, March 4, 2016, at the earliest.”
Bobbi Kristina, the only daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, died in hospice care in July last year, nearly six months after she was discovered unconscious in her bathtub at home in Atlanta in January 2015.
The wrongful death lawsuit is still pending, as the cause of Bobbi Kristina’s death is still unknown.