Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Yes, Folks, Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia Used as A Murder Defense

We’re starting to see this defense pop up more and more. Murderer kills someone with a severe medical or other disability, then claims it was assisted suicide (or euthanasia) and that the decedent actually wanted it to happen (no quality of life, yadda, yadda, yadda). This one's in New Zealand. Here’s the nasty part: Sooner or later, I predict, some loony jury somewhere, already brainwashed by the pro-deathers, will buy it and a murderer will go free.
Tetraplegic didn't want to die, court hears
A tetraplegic whose throat was cut as he watched television did not agree with his killer that he wanted to die, a court has heard.
Former Paralympian Keith McCormick, 56, died after his throat was slashed and he was stabbed six times in the side of the neck by his part-time carer, Eric Neil Smail. more

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