MS woman begins right-to-die bid – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2008 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“A woman with multiple sclerosis is due to ask the High Court to clarify the law on suicide.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MS sufferer seeks answers over laws on euthanasia – The Independent

Posted June 9th, 2008 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“A woman who suffers from a degenerative disease has called for the law on assisted suicide to be clarified so that she can decide when she wants to die.”

Full story

The Independent, 7th June 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Husband is spared jail for suffocating sick wife who wanted to die – The Times

Posted February 4th, 2008 in assisted suicide, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

“A husband who helped his wife to kill herself rather than watch her continue to suffer from a debilitating disease was given a 12-month suspended sentence yesterday.”

Full story

The Times, 2nd February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Friend is spared jail term for “act of love” that helped a veteran to commit suicide – The Times

Posted January 14th, 2008 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“A woman who helped an elderly friend to commit suicide was spared jail yesterday by a judge who said that she had acted ‘out of love and affection’.

Full story

The Times, 12th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Dozens admit aiding relatives commit suicide – The Times

Posted November 12th, 2007 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“More than 30 Britons have written statements confessing to helping friends or relatives to die at a Swiss euthanasia clinic as part of a test case to change the law.”

Full story

The Times, 12th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Legal battle for right to die man – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2007 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“A man who had intended to end his life by the time of his 48th birthday has delayed it because of legal wrangles.”

Full story

BBC News, 26th July 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man guilty of murdering wife in assisted euthanasia – The Independent

Posted May 10th, 2007 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“A  devoted husband who killed his wife after she begged him to help her die was convicted of murder yesterday. Retired accountant Frank Lund, 58, admitted suffocating his wife Patricia, 65, with a plastic bag and a pillow at their home in New Brighton, Merseyside, in September.”

Full story

The Independent, 10th May 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

How the law turns desperate people into criminals – The Independent

Posted May 8th, 2007 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“British courts regard euthanasia as murder and can impose a penalty of life imprisonment. Helping someone to commit suicide is also a criminal offence, punishable with a maximum 14-year jail sentence.”

Full story

The Independent, 8th May 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Euthanasia bid woman forced to withdraw case – The Independent

Posted April 19th, 2007 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“A terminally ill woman has been forced to abandon a ground-breaking bid to end her own life, it was announced today.”

Full story

The Independent, 19th April 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Internet ‘suicide helper’ found not guilty – The Times

Posted April 13th, 2007 in assisted suicide, news by sally

“A computer analyst who posted a message on the internet offering to help suicide attempts was cleared yesterday of breaking the law after a judge ruled that there was insufficient evidence.”

Full story

The Times, 13th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk