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Mercy Killing

Valentine's Day Gifts - Living Wills, Advance Directives, DNRs

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Two of the most notable books published in the U.S. in 2013 "trouble" readers with medical, ethical, moral, emotional, psychological and legal struggles that arise when a loved one is succumbing to insidious pain and irreversible incapacity.

Son Calls Three-Way Murder Suicide 'A Mercy Killing'

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 07.02.2013 | Los Angeles

HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. — Every morning, Jim Crabtree said he would wake up, wash and dress his wife who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, and...

Getting the Freedom to Die

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

If we as a country believe that people have personal autonomy over their own bodies, we should also recognize that it is everyone's independent choice as to when their life should end.

MERCY KILL TRIAL: Man Pleads Not Guilty In Wife's ICU Shooting

AP | Posted 10.24.2012 | Crime

AKRON, Ohio -- A man pleaded not guilty Friday to shooting his wife of 45 years in a hospital intensive care unit in what may have been a mercy killin...

MERCY KILLING: Man Faces Murder Charges In Disabled Wife's Death

AP | Posted 08.21.2012 | Crime

AKRON, Ohio -- A grand jury has indicted a man in the suspected mercy killing of his wife at a northeastern Ohio hospital. John Wise faces one count ...

911 CALL: 'He Shot A Gun - In A Hospital'

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 10.07.2012 | Crime

AKRON, Ohio — An Ohio man suspected of shooting his wife in the head in her hospital bed is scheduled for his first court appearance as police a...

Did Husband Shoot Wife Of 45 Years Out Of Mercy?

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 10.06.2012 | Crime

MASSILLON, Ohio — A woman whose husband of 45 years is accused of shooting her in the head in her hospital bed in a possible mercy killing had b...

Thoughts On Mercy and Suicide

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

When I think of mercy, I think of receiving undeserved or unmerited kindness or treatment. A merciful act is one that reconnects us to humankind -- reminds us that we belong.

David Lohr

Man Who Allegedly Attacked Sick Mom With Machete Wanted 'No Suffering'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Authorities in Minnesota are investigating the Mother's Day death of Barbara Howard, a 68-year-old woman allegedly attacked by her machete-wielding so...

New Orleans Coroner Rules Post-Katrina Death Unclassified

Sheri Fink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sheri Fink

The Orleans Parish coroner concluded he couldn't determine the cause of death for Jannie Burgess, a patient in New Orleans who was repeatedly dosed with morphine after her hospital lost power in Katrina.

Child Mercy Killings: Parents Say Doctors Hastened Death For Kids Dying In Pain

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — It's a situation too agonizing to contemplate – a child dying and in pain. Now a small but provocative study suggests that docto...