Lithuanian prosecutors cease first euthanasia trial

  • 1999-02-18
VILNIUS (BNS) - The Vilnius District Prosecutor's Office has ceased a criminal case against Doctor Zivile Slavinskiene who had injected her incurable and suffering son with a fatal dose of medication.This was the first case of euthanasia in Lithuania to make headlines, but the media say other attempts to help incurable patients die have taken place before.The Lietuvos Rytas daily wrote Feb. 9 that a psychiatric and psychological examination found Slavinskiene to have been unable to understand or control her actions at that time.On July 2, 1998, Slavinskiene injected her son Sarunas with a d...
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