A letter from Friedland's lawyer noted that a newspaper in Pensacola, Fla., where Friedland now lives, planned to publish a story about the high-profile 1990 murder of his wife Kim Thomas.
Without a statement exonorating Friedland, Rudolf wrote to the chief of police and the district attorney, the newspaper story would "do enormous damage to the medical practice he has worked so hard to build in that community."
The letter came two weeks after police revealed that new evidence had surfaced.
Click here to read the letter from Friedland's lawyer.
A response from CMPD police attorney Mark Newbold stopped short of clearing Friedland. "I have been advised," Newbold wrote, "that a person of interest other than Dr. Friedland is currently being investigated by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in connection with the murder of Kim Thomas."
Newbold declined to elaborate, either about Friedland’s status in the case or about the other person.
Click here to read the CMPD letter of response.