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Medical examiner now says former Cooper Health CEO’s death was not suicide

n this Sept. 29

n this Sept. 29

New Jersey’s medical examiner has overturned an earlier ruling that the former president of a New Jersey hospital killed himself after investigators say he killed his wife.

The medical examiner Friday changed John Sheridan’s manner of death to undetermined on his death certificate.

The decision came after the four adult sons of John and Joyce Sheridan accused a prosecutor of jumping to conclusions that he killed his wife and them himself after setting their house on fire.

Mark Sheridan says that the family feels that a “huge wrong has been made right” but that they still don’t know who killed their parents.

They want the investigation reopened.

A nationally known forensic scientist concluded that John Sheridan was likely killed.

Sheridan is the former president and CEO of Cooper Health System.

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