Thursday, June 16, 2011

No Defense Of Assisted Suicide

The South Dakota Supreme Court has held that a person who kills a friend who wished to die cannot offer an "assisted suicide" defense to the charge of first degree murder. The friend had a failed suicide attempt. He was addicted to drugs, feared a likely return to prison, and was terminally ill. They went to a remote location where the defendant shot his friend at close range. The body was found by fishermen. (Mike Frisch)

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