Saturday, February 7, 2009

Man charged with assisted suicide in Thunder Bay

Man accused of assisted suicide
Tb News Source - Feb 6, 2009

A Thunder Bay man is in custody and faces charges of assisted suicide after the death of his wife Friday.

Thunder Bay Police Service officers responded to a Memorial Avenue motel with members of the Superior North EMS near 6 a.m. Friday.

Officers and paramedics found a dead 38-year-old woman in a motel room. The woman’s husband was also present and taken into custody by police.

Police cannot release the name of the woman pending notification of her next of kin.

A postmortem examination in Toronto is also still pending.

The woman’s husband now faces charges of criminal negligence causing death and assisted suicide.

Police continue its investigation.

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition will not comment on this case until we have conclusive information.

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