In September, Lubbock County approved a contract with NAAG to run the office of medical examiner and on October 1, Sam Andrews was appointed as the Chief Medical Examiner. Trouble followed.
Among a long list of allegations, a former employee said in a lawsuit that the office began taking body parts from dead children without permission. A Texas Medical Board investigation began last year, and a Texas Rangers investigation began in February.
The following are links to our ongoing stories concerning the office of Lubbock County Medical Examiner.
Rebecca Villarreal Ortiz vs Evan Matshes, Sam Andrews, NAAG and NAAG Pathology – petition – 3/4/2019
Tita Senee Graves vs NAAG Pathology, Dr. Evan Matshes and Dr. Sam Andrews – petition – 2/20/2019
Memos from Sam Andrews to K. Sunshine Stanek accusing Dr. Pustilnik and Dr. Natarajan – 1/28/2019 and 1/29/2019 (Special note: these memos are disputed by Graves, Pustilnik and Nataran)
Affidavit of Senior Forensic Pathologist Stephen Pustilnik – dated 1/15/2019
New OMI Pathologist Left Controversy Behind – 2/7/2013 – Albuquerque Journal
Defense presents James Boyd’s knives in Sandy, Perez trial – 9/26/2016 – krqe.com
Federal officials close investigation into death of James Boyd – 7/18/2017 – krqe.com
Travis County transitions into state-of-the-art medical examiner’s office – 10/11/2017 – kxan.com
New medical testimony will be allowed in West Campus murder case – 10/20/2017 – kxan.com
Judge forced to drop murder charge over former UNM medical examiner’s ‘unreliable’ testimony – 10/25/2017 – krqe.com
Man accused of causing his boyfriend’s death found guilty of assault – 10/25/2017 – kxan.com
Vehicular Homicide charge dropped in drunk driving crash that killed a teen – 12/7/2017 – krqe.com
Lawsuit: Ex-Travis Co. ME harvested organs in Lubbock without permission – 2/22/2019 – kxan.com