mercy killing

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mercy killing:

see euthanasiaeuthanasia
, either painlessly putting to death or failing to prevent death from natural causes in cases of terminal illness or irreversible coma. The term comes from the Greek expression for "good death.
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I have written to the leaders to either provide assistance for our medical treatment or grant me permission for mercy killing.
Please give me the permission for mercy killing or send me some poison so that I can free myself and my wife from the wrath of the draconian law of domestic violence," pleaded Sharma in a letter to the President and the Chief Justice of India ( CJI).
Sabi niya, iconsider 'yung mercy killing kasi nahihirapan na raw talaga siya," his brother said during the interview.
Close of the letter of the victim requesting mercy killing
The twins' elder brother Mohammad Tamanna said they wanted permission from the government to allow them to carry out mercy killing as his sisters' lives had become miserable.
Whether natural selection, mercy killing, or suicide, intimations of death have gotten artists through many a hard night.
However, his lawyer Harald Ermel has argued that the death was 'homicide on demand' - a form of mercy killing - because the victim had given his consent to be killed and eaten.
Prosecutors called Meiwes a "human butcher" who acted simply to "satisfy a sexual impulse", but his defence argued that since the victim had volunteered to be killed and eaten, the crime should be classified a mercy killing.
Police on Thursday sent to prosecutors papers on a doctor on suspicion of murder over the death of a terminally ill cancer patient in 1995, highlighting the investigators' dilemma in dealing with the criminal liability of doctors for actions that might constitute mercy killing.
David Bianculli of the New York Daily News calls the decision to pull it ``a mercy killing.
Everyone spits tangy rejoinders like Preston Sturges characters, but the air of harmless eccentricity has been replaced by a haze of mental breakdown, mercy killing, discreet drug abuse, discreet anti-Semitism, and not-so-discreet homophobia.
HealthScoutNews reporter Jennifer Thomas titled her story "The Manly Art of Mercy Killing.