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Criminal Law Keyed to Gershowitz
People v. Kevorkian
Citation:447 Mich. 436, 527 N.W.2d 714.
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The defendant, a doctor, allegedly assisted in the deaths of Sherry Miller and Marjorie Wantz on October 23, 1991. Each woman was said to be suffering from a condition that caused her great pain or was severely disabling. Each separately had sought defendant’s assistance in ending her life. The women and several friends met the defendant at a cabin, in which the defendant provided the means for the women to kill themselves.
The defendant was indicted for two counts of murder. He filed a motion to quash, and it was granted. The Court of Appeals reversed. The defendant appealed, and he is now in the Supreme Court of Michigan.
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