Fahmy Malak - Video Excerpts
It expanded to the medical examiner, Fahmy Malak
Fahmy Malak, Arkansas State Medical Examiner
At the time, Fahmy Malak, Arkansas's state medical examiner, was the one responsible for ruling on cause of death.
plan was to rule the boys' deaths a double suicide.
Without any supporting evidence, Malak
ruled that the boys had each smoked more than twenty marijuana cigarettes and, in a psychedelic stupor, had fallen asleep on the tracks.
It was later learned that the state crime lab never even tested for the concentration of marijuana and, in fact, had used a test on the boys' blood which was designed to be used on urine.
Outside experts were shocked at the absurd ruling.
The families' nightmare battle against the state medical examiner was made more difficult by Governor Clinton's public support of Malak
Burton's autopsy also revealed that Malak
had mutilated Kevin's skull by sawing it in so many different directions that it was impossible to tell where the original skull fractures were.
also had completely dismantled Kevin's jaw bones.
trying to hide something?
"Aformer employee at the crime lab has said he
discovered what appeared to be evidence of a stab wound during the original autopsy, but was told, quote, 'not to worry about it.' Malak
has refused all comment."
In 1992, The Los Angeles Times
tallied more than twenty additional cases where Dr. Malak
had falsified evidence and ruled incorrectly.
had ruled suicide.
In this case, Malak
ruled the cause of death to be an ulcer.
Although Milam's head had been clearly severed with a knife, Malak
claimed the family pooch had bitten off the head, eaten the entire thing, and then regurgitated it.
tested the dog's vomit and found traces of Milam's brain and skull.
Unfortunately for Dr. Malak, Milam's head was later found.
, it turns out, had made up the entire story.
Media coverage of Malak's dishonest rulings resulted in a massive public outcry calling for his
removal from office.
"Based on the facts I have, I really feel that Arkansas
owes Dr. Malak
a great debt and a real apology."
T.V. REPORTER (news footage)
"Today the governor was asked if Malak
His testimony compromised evidence in a lot of felony cases in Arkansas
, and it was very transparent that Fahmy Malak
had some kind of hold over Bill Clinton.