"Dr. Death" Released From Prison

COLDWATER, Mich. (AP) - An attorney for Jack Kevorkian says the man who claims to have participated in at least 130 assisted suicides "just wants a little privacy" over the next few days, now that he's out of prison.

Kevorkian left a Michigan prison today, eight years after being convicted of second-degree murder for a death that was broadcast on the CBS show "60 Minutes."

Kevorkian said his release "feels wonderful" as he paused near a white van that was waiting for him. Mike Wallace, a "60 Minutes" correspondent, got out of that van and embraced Kevorkian, greeting him by saying, "Hello, young man."

Meanwhile, Kevorkian's former attorney says that once Kevorkian is off probation, he should continue assisting people who want to commit suicide. But Kevorkian has promised never to help in another suicide.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2007 at 08:39 AM
    i agree with both of you we have free will in the country its our decision to live or to die and i think its nice what he did for those people it's not like he assisted healthy young depressed people he should have never been put behind bars
  • by Glinda Location: Elliott Co. on Jun 2, 2007 at 07:52 AM
    What this man did is wrong. It is in God's own time that we will leave this world. I have seen people suffer for a long time. It is hard not to question why, but in the end suicide is wrong. Murder is wrong. It is not up to us, but a higher power. No amount of suffering in this life would compare to the suffering in hell.
  • by renee Location: williamsburg on Jun 1, 2007 at 08:40 PM
    i had a uncle commit suicide yrs ago. he shot his self. my aunt died horribly of lung cancer. she suffered for 3 yrs. the way my aunt suffered if i was in her shoes . i would have went to him if i could have. i think alot of people are against what he has done but you have to be in the persons place that is suffering of terminal cancer.
  • by Ernie Location: Frankfort on Jun 1, 2007 at 09:59 AM
    He's done a great justice for this nation. If someone wants (needs) to die, why not do it with dignity instead of basically telling them they have to suffer to death or put a gun in their mouth in order to relieve suffering. I don't care if he ever assists on another suicide or not, but he did the right thing before he was convicted and should've never been put behind bars.


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