Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Intention In Assisted Suicide Cases Is An Unfathomable Morass

Here’s the double standard we’ve come to in “assisted suicide” and the “assisted suicide defense” – it seems to apply to some but not to others. In this case, a man said he helped his friend die, and he’s going to trial for murder; yet this is exactly the same sentiment that in the UK, for example, says that if someone assists in a suicide but the intentions are “good” then no charges will follow. Go figure.
May trial set in Davis homicide case
A local man charged with murder in what has been described as a case of assisted suicide is scheduled to go to trial in May.
James Elron Mings, 36, is accused of fatally choking and gagging Kevin Seery, 42, in Seery’s J Street apartment on the morning of Oct. 1. The case is scheduled to go to trial on May 7 before Yolo Superior Court Judge Paul Richardson. more

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