BBC presenter who claimed he killed gay lover prosecuted for wasting police time – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 20th, 2010 in euthanasia, news, wasting police time by sally

“Ray Gosling, the BBC presenter, will be prosecuted for wasting police time after claiming that he had killed a gay lover.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2010

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Mercy killer appeals against murder conviction for giving son fatal overdose – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2010 in appeals, euthanasia, murder, news by sally

“The family of a woman convicted of murder for killing her severely brain-damaged son, today called for a change in the way doctors are allowed to end the lives of patients who have no chance of recovery.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2010

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‘Locked-in’ stroke victim asks for ruling on mercy killing – The Independent

Posted July 20th, 2010 in Crown Prosecution Service, euthanasia, murder, news by sally

“In a High Court test case, to be heard later this year, his family will challenge Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), over his policy on ‘mercy killings’.”

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The Independent, 20th July 2010

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Legal assisted suicide creates ‘slippery slope’ to doctors killing without consent, expert claims – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 2nd, 2010 in assisted suicide, doctors, euthanasia, news by sally

“Prof David Jones said that if society agrees that it is in some people’s interests for them to end their own lives, it is difficult to resist the logical conclusion that others should be helped to die even if they have not made such a request.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2010

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Laws on mercy killing questioned – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2010 in euthanasia, murder, news by sally

“The eldest son of a woman convicted of murdering her brain-damaged child has called for changes in the law governing ‘mercy killing’.”

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BBC News, 24th May 2010

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Woman who smothered grandmother loses murder appeal – BBC News

“A West Yorkshire woman who was secretly taped confessing to smothering her grandmother has lost an appeal against her murder conviction.”

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BBC News, 11th May 2010

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Q&A: Assisted suicide – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2010 in assisted suicide, euthanasia, news by sally

“David Batty examines the legal issues of the updated guidelines.”

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The Guardian, 25th February 2010

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Murder arrest over Ray Gosling’s BBC confession – BBC News

Posted February 17th, 2010 in euthanasia, news by sally

“TV presenter Ray Gosling has been arrested on suspicion of murder by Nottinghamshire Police after he admitted killing his lover.”

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BBC News, 17th February 2010

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Guardian Daily: Assisted suicide and the law – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2010 in assisted suicide, euthanasia, murder, podcasts by sally

“Earlier this month, Frances Inglis was jailed for nine years for murder after injecting her brain-damaged son Thomas, 22, with a lethal dose of heroin. Just days later, Kay Gilderdale pleaded guilty to assisting suicide but was acquitted of murdering her daughter Lynn, 31, an ME sufferer whom she’d given morphine. Legal affairs correspondent Afua Hirsch explains the difference between these two cases.”

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The Guardian, 29th January 2010

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Mother who used heroin to kill her son launches appeal – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2010 in appeals, euthanasia, murder, news by sally

“A mother jailed for life for murdering her disabled son by injecting him with heroin at a care home is to appeal against the sentence and conviction.”

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BBC News, 21st January 2010

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Mother gets life for heroin death – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2010 in euthanasia, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A mother convicted of murdering her disabled son by injecting him with heroin at a Hertfordshire care home has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 20th January 2010

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Senior legal figures join in opposition to ‘euthanasia law’ proposals – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 30th, 2009 in euthanasia, news by sally

“Some of Britain’s most senior legal figures have added their voices to the growing disquiet over proposals that could pave the way to the legalisation of euthanasia.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th June 2009

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Mother charged over death of ME sufferer Lynn Gilderdale – The Times

Posted April 17th, 2009 in attempts, euthanasia, homicide, news by sally

“A mother was charged yesterday with the attempted murder of her daughter who had been bedridden while suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome for 17 years.”

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The Times, 17th April 2009

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Leading LSE professor questions moral basis for euthanasia laws – The Independent

Posted January 8th, 2009 in euthanasia, news by sally

“Emily Jackson, a leading LSE Law professor, discusses the meaning of death and the moral and legal questions raised by euthanasia in the first of The Independent’s new series of short films.”

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The Independent, 7th January 2009

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Call for euthanasia to be legal in UK – The Observer

Posted October 20th, 2008 in euthanasia, news by sally

“One of Britain’s leading moral philosophers has called for a change in the law to allow assisted suicide in Britain following the death of paralysed rugby player Daniel James. Baroness Warnock, writing in today’s Observer, calls for liberalisation of euthanasia laws on the grounds that ‘we have a moral obligation to other people to take their seriously reached decisions with regard to their own lives equally seriously’.”

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The Observer, 19th October 2008

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GP Iain Kerr ‘told patients he supported euthanasia’ – The Times

Posted July 16th, 2008 in doctors, euthanasia, news by sally

“A GP accused of supplying a suicidal pensioner with sleeping tablets to enable her to take her own life told patients that he was in favour of euthanasia, a General Medical Council (GMC) hearing was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 16th July 2008

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Family angry as sister who tried to kill dying father is spared jail – The Times

Posted December 21st, 2007 in euthanasia, news, sentencing by sally

“A woman who tried to smother her terminally ill father in a ‘mercy killing’ was spared jail yesterday, to the anger of her sisters, who wanted her imprisoned.”

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The Times, 21st December 2007

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We must debate end-of-life issues, says doctor cleared of misconduct – The Times

Posted July 12th, 2007 in euthanasia, news by sally

“The doctor cleared of misconduct in hastening the deaths of two terminally ill babies called yesterday for more debate on end-of-life decisions.”

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The Times, 12th July 2007

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Doctor is cleared of hastening deaths of babies – The Times

Posted July 11th, 2007 in doctors, euthanasia, news by sally

“A doctor accused of wrongly administering a massive dose of a paralysing drug to two dying babies, hastening their deaths, was cleared by the General Medical Council yesterday.”

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The Times, 11th July 2007

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