Dr. Jack Kevorkian assisted at least 130 deaths before being convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 10 - 25 years in prison in 1999. Before 1999, the retired pathologist had been tried on assisted suicide charges four times, resulting in three acquittals and one mistrial.
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Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Prisoner # 284797
Brief background information on Kevorkian from the Euthanasia Research and Guidance Organization (ERGO), which advocates for legalized euthanasia physician assisted dying, and assisted suicide.
PBS' Frontline: The Kevorkian Verdict
Audio interviews of four of Kevorkian's patients, a legal history of assisted dying, Kevorkian's paintings and information about his "death machine," and a transcript of a Frontline program on Kevorkian.
Detroit Metro Times: Kevorkian's Issue is Still Alive
An editorial about Kevorkian and the issue of end-of-life choice. (August 21, 2002)
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