Friday, November 25, 2011

New Zealand: Less Than A Slap On The Wrist For Committing A Crime

New Zealand is fast going the way of the UK - have a law criminalizing assisted suicide, and then don’t enforce it. Here's the sentencing of Sean Davison who travelled from his home in South Africa to help kill his mother. Instead of a just jail sentence, he gets less than a slap on the wrist. 
New Zealand court sentences assisted suicide scientist
A scientist who helped his mother to die has been given five months' home detention by a court in New Zealand.
Sean Davison, a South Africa-based forensic specialist, admitted that he gave his 85-year-old mother a drink laced with morphine in 2006.
Judges in the city of Dunedin said he had acted out of "compassion and love" and not for personal gain. more

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