Court Affirms Minn. Man's Assisting-Suicide ConvictionAn appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a Minnesota man for assisting the suicide of a British man, but reversed his conviction for attempting to assist a Canadian woman's suicide.
Online Suicides Case Back In Lower Court Prosecutors in Minnesota argued Friday that a former nurse should be convicted of assisting suicide for sending emails and other online communications in which he urged two people to kill themselves and gave them information on how to do it.
Judge: Free Speech No Defense For Urging SuicideFreedom of speech is no defense for a former nurse who engaged in "lethal advocacy" when he encouraged an English man and Canadian woman to kill themselves after searching for depressed people over the Internet, a Minnesota judge said in delivering a guilty verdict against the man.
Moms Hail Guilty Verdicts Against Minn. Ex-NurseTwo mothers are welcoming the guilty verdicts against a Minnesota ex-nurse accused of seeking depressed people online and encouraging two people to kill themselves.
Judge: Faribault Man Guilty Of Aiding Online SuicidesA Minnesota man accused of seeking depressed people online and encouraging two to kill themselves has been found guilty of aiding the suicides of an English man and Canadian woman.