Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Another Case Of Murder Masquerading As Assisted Suicide

We’re seeing more and more of this - murderers trying to escape murder charges by pleading that they had assisted a sucide. Good on the Canadian authorities, who in this case aren't buying it. I think a major reason for these kinds of cases is that assisted sucide and euthanasia have infiltrated the mainstream and are increasingly seen as being acceptable.
Crown rejects Edmonton man’s plea of guilty to assisted suicide in 2006 domestic slaying
When police arrived at the Lavery house in Mill Woods that September night, they found a 78-year-old man, crying and cradling his dead wife, who lay on the couple’s bed. He admitted to smothering her.
A constable remembered that scene Monday during the second-degree murder trial of Edmonton resident Noel Lavery, now 83. His wife, Sherry Lavery, had been an active member of the federal progressive conservative party in the 1980s. She was also an alcoholic, whose addiction had ruled and all-but ruined her family in the months before her death. more

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