By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Two Windsor Ontario women are facing murder charges in the death of a family member. Windsor police began an investigation in January and have charges two women who are not named.
The Windsor Star reported:
A pair of Windsor women are facing murder charges after police say they assisted with the suicide death of a 79-year-old female family member.
Last month the major crime unit began an investigation after becoming aware of the assisted suicide death of the woman.
Two adult females were identified as being involved in assisting the woman’s suicide, police said Friday.
Two Windsor women, aged 23 and 49, are facing charges of first-degree murder and aid suicide.
The names of the victim and the accused are not being named to protect the integrity of the investigation, police said.
The particulars of the case are not known but the investigation was probably based on a family member who told the police about the irregularities related to the death.
Euthanasia and assisted suicide are legal in Canada. This case is important because the outcome could change the criteria for who is able to participate in euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada. There are many euthanasia activists who believe that anyone should be able to carry-out the act.
Editor’s note. This appeared on Mr. Schadenberg’s blog and is reposted with permission.