The family of an Englishman who committed suicide after getting online advice from an ex-nurse in Minnesota is welcoming his conviction for violating a state law against assisting suicide. Elaine Drybrough says in an email to The Associated Press that she and her husband are grateful to everyone involved in prosecuting William Melchert-Dinkel, of Faribault.
A former Minnesota nurse plans to appeal his conviction of assisting the suicide of an English man and attempting to assist in the suicide of a Canadian woman. A Rice County judge ruled Tuesday that 52-year-old William Melchert-Dinkel of Faribault assisted in the suicide of 32-year-old Mark Drybrough of Coventry, England.
A member of a right-to-die group facing assisted-suicide charges in Minnesota has died after a long battle with prostate cancer.
The state’s highest court has agreed to hear the appeal of a former nurse whw was convicted of searching out suicidal people in online chat rooms and encouraging them to kill themselves.
The medical director of Final Exit Network is being charged with assisted suicide after the death of an Apple Valley woman in 2007.
A Minnesota grand jury has indicted a national right-to-die group and several members for their actions in the 2007 suicide of a suburban Minneapolis woman.
A grand jury is expected to hear evidence this week about the involvement of a national assisted suicide group in the death of a Minnesota woman in 2007.