Even in Holland mercy killings
are legal only within strict guidelines involving two separate opinions from doctors.
The prosecution started the 18-day trial by denying that the case was about mercy killing
, with Mr James Goss QC, for the Crown, telling the jury: "This is not a trial about the merits or demerits of euthanasia or mercy killing
You can get at one end the outrageous serial killing, at the other end you can get the mercy killing
- somebody killing their mongol child for example - which arouses the greatest sympathy.
VENTURA - Still wearing the wedding ring he'd worn for 42 years, a retired engineer was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation for the mercy killing
of his ailing wife.
They believe the Adults with Incapacity Bill being considered by the Scottish Parliament includes provisions for mercy killings
VENTURA - Sending a message that mercy killings
will not be tolerated, Ventura County prosecutors have charged a 67-year-old Thousand Oaks man with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his ailing wife.
Ireland's Doctor Death, who claimed to have carried out 50 mercy killings
on dying patients, travelled to the Buddhist capital earlier this month in a bid to end his own life by euthanasia.
California currently has no laws governing mercy killings
, nor does it track the number of cases that have been reported or prosecuted, said Larry Brown, executive director of the California District Attorneys Association.
Dr Paddy Leahy, 80, pictured, who is believed to have carried out at least 50 mercy killings
on dying patients, wants to end his own life by euthanasia in Thailand.
Saldivar, who told police he considered himself an angel of death, said his criteria for mercy killings
was patients had to be unconscious and they had to have a ``do not resuscitate'' order.
A survey of doctors' views on mercy killings
has thrown up some startling findings.
A therapist who found deadly drugs inside the locker of a hospital worker who later allegedly confessed to up to 50 mercy killings
faces a reprimand for failing to immediately report his discovery.