Year: 1991 Source: ABA Journal, v.77, (February 1991), p.22-23 SIEC No: 19940308

This article reports on the Michigan 1990 ruling that Jack Kevorkian committeed no crime in June 1990 by hooking Janet Adkins to a device & watching as she activated the machine that released deadly poisons into her veins. The judge ruled that she caused her own death & noted that Michigan law is “at best murky” on whether assisting a suicide is a crime. The article includes comments by prosecuting & defence attorneys, Kevorkian, the American Medical Association & the American Bar Association.