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Jack McElroy, editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel , said Wednesday that Eric Schmitt-Matzen's account remains unverified. The newspaper published the original story Sunday. "The News Sentinel cannot establish that Schmitt-Matzens account is inaccurate, but more importantly, ongoing reporting cannot establish that it is accurate," stated McElroy and original writer Sam Venable. Schmitt-Matzen said he was contacted by a nurse at a hospital about a boy who was near death, per Venable's story. He said he arrived, met with the boy's family and then briefly spoke to the boy alone, giving him a

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