March 16, 2011
Judge Convicts Former Nurse Of Aiding Suicide; Rejects Free Speech Defense
A Minnesota judge has ruled that a former nurse's "encouragement" of suicide amounted to "lethal advocacy" and has convicted a defendant of two counts of aiding suicide. Thomas Neuville will sentence William Melchert-Dinkel, who had argued that his online statements were protected free speech, in May. Mr. Melchert-Dinkel says he plans to appeal. More here from the Associated Press.
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