June 12, 1996 in Nation/World

Suicide Aided By Kevorkian

Associated Press

Less than a month after his latest court victory, Dr. Jack Kevorkian took part in the suicide of a 69-year-old stroke-ridden widow who checked herself out of a nursing home in New Jersey to seek his help.

The death of Ruth Neuman was the 29th suicide Kevorkian has acknowledged assisting since 1990. She died by inhaling carbon monoxide.

“Dr. Kevorkian along with other physicians were present at the time that Ruth Neuman ended her life of extreme torment and suffering as a result of various debilitating and ultimately fatal diseases,” Kevorkian’s lawyer, Geoffrey Fieger, said Tuesday.

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