Ex-Nurse Guilty Of Assisting Suicide Gets Jail A former nurse in Minnesota who admitted going online and encouraging two people to kill themselves is headed to jail.
Englishman's Family Welcomes Minnesota Conviction 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.
Ex-Minnesota Nurse Plans To Appeal Conviction In Assisted Suicide CaseA 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.
Judge Convicts Ex-Nurse Of Assisting Suicide An ex-nurse who admitted going online and encouraging people to kill themselves was convicted Tuesday of assisting the suicide of an English man and attempting to assist in the suicide of a Canadian woman, following a legal battle that has spanned more than four years and led to the reversal of part of a Minnesota law that outlaws the practice.
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.
Court Reverses Convictions In Aiding-Suicide CaseThe Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed the convictions of a former nurse accused of encouraging two people whom he met online to kill themselves. The court ruled that the language in the state's assisted-suicide law that pertains to "encouraging" suicide is unconstitutional.
Prosecutors: Encouraging Suicide Not Free Speech Prosecutors say a former Minnesota nurse convicted of going online and encouraging two people to kill themselves was not exercising his right to free speech.
Ex-Nurse Wants Aiding-Suicide Conviction ReversedAn attorney for a former Minnesota nurse convicted of going online and encouraging two people to kill themselves says his client was merely supporting his alleged victims and had no influence on their actions.
State Supreme Court To Hear Assisted Suicide CaseThe 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.
Minn. Man Free Pending Appeal In Suicides CaseA former nurse convicted of searching out suicidal people in online chat rooms and encouraging them to kill themselves will remain free pending his appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Minn. Appeals Court Upholds Aiding Suicide Conviction The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the convictions of a former nurse who hunted for suicidal people in online chat rooms and encouraged two to kill themselves, saying his actions were not protected speech.
Appeals Court Hears Ex-Nurse's Aiding Suicide CaseThe attorney for an ex-nurse who encouraged two depressed people to commit suicide told a Minnesota appellate court that the man's conviction should be overturned on free-speech grounds.