A previous blog comment on homicide-suicide reported the research by Donna Cohen proving that homicide-suicide cases are rarely cases of "compassionate homicide". Link to the comment: http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.com/2009/03/murder-suicide-rarely-equates-to.html
Recently Stephen Drake, the researcher from Not Dead Yet, reported on his blog how Compassion & Choices, the leading euthanasia lobby group, have been exploiting the tragedy of homicide-suicide to promote the legalization of assisted suicide. Link to the comment: http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.com/2010/09/assisted-suicide-lobby-exploit-elderly.html
The article from the Seattle Times follows:
Police: Two Portland deaths homicide-suicide
The Associated Press - September 11, 2010
Portland police say a man and woman whose bodies were found Friday in a north Portland apartment died in a homicide-suicide.
Police were called to the apartment to do a welfare check because neighbors and a friend had not seen the woman recently.
Detectives have identified the dead as 42-year-old Stephanie Curtis and 60-year-old Francis "Frank" Masure. They say Masure shot and killed Curtis, then killed himself, likely on Monday or Tuesday. Detectives say Curtis lived at the apartment and was involved in a relationship with Masure, who lived in Vancouver, Wash.
Curtis recently reported domestic violence incidents to both Vancouver and Portland police and appeared to be ending the relationship
Obviously the legalization of assisted suicide does not prevent homicide-suicide deaths.
Link to the article: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012866753_aporapartmentdeaths1stldwritethru.html?syndication=rss