Ah, yes, let’s make killing people a “family matter.” You know, all those “family members who can’t wait to get their hands on the inheritance, checks for which are nowhere to be found in any assisted suicide statutes.
Right-To-Die Should Be Law Of The Land — It Should Be A Family Matter
The morning of March 11, 1997, Denise Oquisanti Kiernan told Harry, her husband of three years, that she was going to take a ride.
They'd been discussing that ride for some time. Denise, a 42-year-old East Hartford native, had lived for a decade with multiple sclerosis. She'd written a letter to Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the controversial right-to-die proponent, in which she said, "I am in constant, unbearable pain. This has been a very slow death to me. Please help me."
What happened next was the focus of two trials in which a jury and two judges tried to decide whether Harry had aided Denise in her death, which she accomplished by asphyxiating while sitting in an idling van in the couple's Glastonbury garage. more