Monday, June 14, 2010

Wisconsin Case Recognizes Assisted Suicide For What It Is - Killing

Well, at least this Wisconsin judge followed the law in convicting an inmate of assisted suicide for helping his cellmate kill himself – in some other places in the US, and certainly in several countries in Europe, this guy would have been celebrated as “helping” his cell mate to a “dignified death.”
Judge sentences Wis. inmate for role in suicide
JUNEAU, Wis. — A Wisconsin inmate was sentenced to 27 months in prison Friday for assisted suicide after describing how he helped his cellmate, a killer, hang himself last year.
Joshua Walters, 21, said he agreed to help Adam Peterson take his life after hearing for weeks about how much he wanted to die. Peterson, 20, was facing life in prison on a first-degree intentional homicide charge in the 2008 stabbing death of Madison man Joel Marino. He felt horrible about killing Marino and for letting down his family, Walters said. more

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