MN: Judge will hear Internet suicide case

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February 24, 2011
United Press International    
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"A Minnesota judge will determine if a former nurse charged with helping two people commit suicide over the Internet is guilty of aiding suicide, officials said. ... The law applies to those who 'intentionally advises, encourages or assists' suicide and provides for a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine. [William] Melchert-Dinkel, 48, allegedly helped two people commit suicide -- one a Canadian citizen, the other lived in England. His attorney has argued free-speech rights protected his client's actions." (02/24/11)  

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