The late actress Brittany Murphy continues to make news headlines nearly four years after her untimely death at age 32. Most recently, her biological father Angelo Bertolotti made the starting allegation that her death may have been the result of murder by rat poisoning. He based his claim on tissue, hair, and blood samples of the late actress which he sent to a lab for analysis. Besides the obvious question of how he was able to obtain those samples, he claims the results showed elevated levels of substances typically found in pesticides such as rat poison.
For Brittany Murphy's mother Sharon, the startling allegation was enough to provoke a break in her silence regarding her daughter's death. She has written an open letter in rwhich she says that the official coroner's report affirmed the death was the result of natural causes.
'I am also told one lab may give different results than another lab in terms of heavy metals, and the proper method requires multiple tests before any results are released.
'The lab Angelo used, if you can call it that, is an Internet site that farmed out the actual testing, and then wrote horribly untrue things under the guise of "analysis." It mentioned rat poison as a possible cause and claimed to be able to say that a third party murdered my beloved daughter.'
Specifically, her death was ruled as the result of anemia and pneumonia. Mrs. Murphy described Bertolotti's evidence as flimsy, but did not elaborate on what basis she would consider it inferior if the evidence was based on actual samples taken from her daughter at the time of death. Mrs. Murphy asserted that she was the one who raised Brittany and Bertolotti was not a part of her life.
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