May 11, 1996 in Nation/World

Deliberations Begin In Kevorkian Trial

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Jurors began deliberations Friday in Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s third assisted-suicide trial after his lawyer told them the doctor was the target of vindictive Michigan judges and prosecutors.

The common-law crime under which Kevorkian is charged was unconstitutionally fabricated by a tyrannical Michigan Supreme Court and state Court of Appeals, attorney Geoffrey Fieger said.

Assistant Prosecutor Lawrence Bunting said Kevorkian’s conspiracy theory “sounds like paranoia run rampant.”


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