Wednesday, October 29, 2014

David Mixner claims to have killed eight people.

By Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

David Mixner, during his recent Oh Hell No! one-man autobiographical stage show, described how he killed eight people. Mixner stated:
A doctor would leave a morphine drip at the patient’s property for him. Mixner would insert it via an IV and hold his friend until the drip was completed. He would call that person’s friends and loved ones and tell them they should come and say goodbye. Before they arrived, he would remove the evidence, and when they did arrive he would leave and let the patient and their loved ones be alone to share those final moments. The effects of the morphine “could take four hours, it could take 12 hours.”
If Mixner is telling the truth, Mixner has killed eight people not by assisted suicide, but rather he has killed eight people by euthanasia.

Euthanasia as an act whereby one person kills another person. Euthanasia is a form of homicide. Assisted suicide is an act whereby one person assists another person in suicide.

There are no exceptions to homicide in all 50 US states and in nearly every country in the world.

In February 2010, Ray Gosling, a broadcast journalist in the UK confessed to killing his lover, many years earlier. After 32 police officers worked 1800 hours investigating Gosling's murder confession, it was determined that Gosling never killed a former lover.

Gosling was given a 90-day suspended prison sentence at Nottingham Magistrates' Court after pleading guilty to wasting police time. The judge in passing sentence branded him: 
‘a sheer liar and fantasist’ guilty of ‘creating and maintaining this cruel fabrication’.
Based on the timing of Goslings "confession" he may have been wanting to increase public pressure on the UK government to legalize assisted suicide.

I have no idea whether or not Mixner actually killed eight people, but since he has confessed to the killings, it is incumbent on legal authorities to investigate the alleged crimes. 

Considering the timing of Mixner's "confession" in relation to the Brittany Maynard story, Mixner may also be wanting to increase pressure on US states to legalize assisted suicide.

I wonder if Mixner realizes that homicide is treated more harshly by the law than assisting a suicide?

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