Friday, July 8, 2022

Spain: Police shooter to avoid trial after his euthanasia death was approved.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

A shooter in Spain who was seriously injured when he was arrested last December for shooting three fellow workers and two police officers may avoid trial for his crimes through euthanasia.

Murcia today reported:
A court in Barcelona has green-lighted the assisted death request of Marin Eugen Sabau, a 46-year-old Romanian man who is awaiting trial for injuring 5 people after opening fire at a Securitas office in Tarragona last December.
According to Spanish News Today:
Last December, the 46-year-old Romanian man entered the Securitas offices from which he had recently been let go and opened fire, seriously injuring two other workers and the manager. While fleeing the scene, he shot an officer manning a checkpoint before locking himself into a deserted farmhouse. Police surrounded the property and when the gunman opened fire, a shoot-out ensured.

The man was critically injured... with an irreversible spinal chord injury.
Sabau requested euthanasia based on the fact that people in his condition qualify for euthanasia in Spain.

The lawyer for Jose Antonio Bitos, one of the injured officers, argued that Sabau should not avoid his trial or conviction by euthanasia. Murcia today reported that the lawyer will present a new appeal to the Provincial court and that the lawyer tends to appeal the decision, even up to the Constitutional court.

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