Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Minnesota man charged with assisting his wife's suicide.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.

Thomas Houck & Linda Conrad
A Minnesota man has been charged with assisted suicide after admitting to aiding his wife's suicide, but he also admitted to participating in the act.

According to reports (no link provided due to the description of the death) Thomas Houck, who was charged with aiding the suicide of his wife in Minnesota, originally told the police, when he called 911 on August 16, that he woke up to find his wife, Linda Conrad, dead from suicide. 

Houck later admitted to helping his wife find and purchase the equipment used for the suicide. During police interrogation Houck admitted that he directly participated in the act. Further to that, Houck admitted to disposing of the equipment, etc.

Minnesota law defines Aiding Suicide as: Whoever intentionally advises, encourages, or assists another in taking the other's own life.

Houck not only advised and assisted the suicide, but he also carried out the act.

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