Unjust Imprisonment

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, whose failing health may deny him a chance to be paroled, said he still believes in assisted suicide but would not choose it for himself. “Remember that I did not advocate assisted suicide,” Kevorkian, 78, said in a written response to questions from The Detroit News published Thursday. “I only advocated that a person should have the right to have the option if he or she, in sound mind, needed and desired it while in irremediable pain and suffering and terminal.”


Kevorkian is being held at the Lakeland Correctional Facility near Coldwater in southwestern Michigan. He is eligible for parole in June 2007 but his attorney, Mayer Morganroth, has said he doubts he will live that long. In court papers, Kevorkian’s defense lawyers say he weighs 113 pounds, resembles a “walking cadaver” and “can barely walk and no longer has the energy to read or write.”


Dr. Jack Kevorkian is serving a 10- to 25-year sentence for second-degree murder in the 1998 poisoning of Thomas Youk, 52, of Oakland County’s Waterford Township. Youk had Lou Gehrig’s disease, and Kevorkian called it a mercy killing.

Kevorkian says he wouldn’t choose suicide – Yahoo! News

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