Blasberg doctor pleads guilty of obstruction of justice


A doctor accused of removing evidence from the scene of Erica Blasberg’s suicide pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a charge of obstruction of justice in a Henderson, Nev., courtroom.

 Dr. Thomas Hess was placed on a year of probation and will have to perform community service.

 Blasberg’s body was found in her Henderson home May 9. Hess was arrested three months later after police said he removed a suicide note and prescriptions from the scene.

 A coroner ruled the 25-year-old had suffocated after placing a plastic bag over her head and ingesting a combination of prescription drugs.

Watch Kelly Tilghman's interview with Blasberg's father, Mel Blasberg, at 6 p.m. ET on Golf Central, where he says he'll pursue a civil suit against Hess.