Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Minnesota man sentenced to 90 days for assisting the suicide of his wife.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

A Minnesota man who was convicted of assisting the suicide of his wife has been sentenced to 90 days in a county workhouse.

*Minnesota man charged with assisting the suicide of his wife (Link). 
Thomas Houck & Linda Conrad.
The Associated Press reported:

Thomas Houck earlier pleaded guilty to helping his 59-year-old wife, Linda Conrad, end her life last summer. Officials say she suffered from chronic migraines, severe stomach pain and depression.

Statutes call for up to 15 years in prison upon conviction for assisted suicide. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says the judge gave Houck a lighter sentence last week "probably because both the mother and ex-husband of the victim sent letters of support" on his behalf.
Houck admitted to helping his wife obtain and purchase the suicide equipment. During police interrogation Houck admitted that he directly participated in the act. Further to that, Houck admitted to disposing of the suicide equipment, etc.

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