Right-to-Die Group Wants Minn. Charges Dismissed
Members of a national right-to-die group are challenging a Minnesota assisted-suicide law.
The group Final Exit Network and four of its members were indicted in May in the 2007 suicide of a Minnesota woman. The 17-count indictment alleges the defendants violated state law prohibiting people from assisting, advising or encouraging suicide.
Defense attorneys say the statute is unconstitutional, and criminalizes free speech. They are asking a judge to dismiss the counts related to that assisted-suicide statute.