Monday, February 9, 2009

Assisted Suicide charge in Thunder Bay - 2

The report from the national post on the assisted suicide charge in Thunder Bay states that the man was also charged with criminal negligence causing death. The man is scheduled to appear in court in Thunder Bay today.

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition will not comment until further information is available.

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The article from the National Post:
Assisted suicide charges after woman found dead in motel
Canwest News Service - Monday, February 09, 2009

THUNDER BAY, Ont. A 46-year-old Waterloo, Ont., man is scheduled to appear in provincial court Monday to face an assisted suicide charge after Thunder Bay, Ont., police found the body of a 38-year-old woman in a motel Friday.

Thunder Bay police spokesman Chris Adams said the Waterloo man, who was also charged with criminal negligence causing death, was married to the woman, who was found in a room at the Super 8 Motel shortly after 6 a.m. following a 911 call.

Mr. Adams said police have not been able to locate next of kin and plan to release the couple's names sometime Monday.

The couple appeared to have been travelling west in a car when they stopped in Thunder Bay, Mr. Adams said.

Police are also awaiting autopsy results from Toronto, said Mr. Adams.

Police have not said who placed the 911 call, but Mr. Adams said the man was found in the room with the woman.

The man was arrested without incident, said Mr. Adams.

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