Former Nurse Convicted of Two Counts of Aiding in Suicides, “Free Speech” Defense Rejected

By Dave Andrusko A judge in Faribault, Minnesota found William Melchert-Dinkel guilty Tuesday of two counts of aiding in suicides. Rice County District Judge Thomas Neuville rejected the two defenses offered by attorney Terry Watkins: that Melchert-Dinkel’s online statements were protected free speech and that they did not sway Mark Drybrough, 32, and Nadia Kajouji, …

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