Judge Dismisses Kevorkian Murder Charges

A judge dismissed murder charges Wednesday against Dr. Jack Kevorkian in the 1991 deaths of two women, then ordered him tried for assisted suicide.

Circuit Judge David F. Breck ruled that Kevorkian could not be tried for murder because there was no evidence he committed a direct act that caused the deaths of Marjorie Wantz and Sherry Miller.

But the judge said there was ample evidence that Kevorkian assisted in their suicides by buying the supplies and setting up the apparatus that killed them.

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