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Claim DKfg - Dr.Kervokian guilty by 6/97

Category: News:US News JUDGED at 0
Judge:483, patrik
due date:1997/06/01

The Claim

Dr. Kervokian will be tried under Michigan's ban on assisted suicide. This must be a new legal proceeding, initiated after 11/15/1995, but can be for any relevant case. Dr. Kervokian found guilty on violating Michigan's ban on assisted suicide by ajury by 6/1/1997.

Judge's Statement

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Some facts from the "Chronology of events related to assisted suicide", at http://www.rtl.org/lbpchron.htm:

  • February 12, 1996: Trial begins for Jack Kevorkian for the 1993 deaths of Merian Fredricks and Dr. Ali Khalili.
  • March 8, 1996: The jury in the Kevorkian trial find him not guilty of assisting in suicides. The jury used an exemption in the law for doctors using medications to relieve pain as its basis for acquittal. They claimed Kevorkian was only relieving suffering, not trying to cause death.
  • April 1, 1996: The third assisted suicide trial of Jack Kevorkian begins in the cases of Sharon Miller and Marjorie Wanz. Kevorkian showed up wearing Colonial-era clothing to show how medieval the charges were.
  • May 14, 1996: The jury acquitted Kevorkian of assisted suicide charges, after three days of deliberations. They believed his intent was to relieve the suffering not to kill the person.

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