The Waterloo Record is reporting that Peter Fonteece will undergo a longer psychiatric assessment than first anticipated. Fonteece was charged with assisted suicide and criminal negligence causing death, in the death of his wife Yanisa.
Peter & Yanisa Fonteece were going from the Waterloo area to British Columbia to start a new life, when their car broke down in Thunder Bay. Several days later the police were called and Yanisa was found dead.
The first calls I received from the media were asking me questions concerning the law and attempting to use this story to create a precedent for changing the law prohibiting assisted suicide.
The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition has not commented directly on the case because we lack the necessary information to make a proper comment.
Nonetheless, this case is not about a terminally ill woman who was killed by her husband for reasons of mercy or compassion.
Link to the article in the Waterloo Record: