American pathologist, died on Friday morning at a hospital in Royal AFC in Michigan, where he was placed two weeks ago because of problems with the kidneys and heart. Probable cause of death was detached thrombus.
Jack Kevorkian is a staunch supporter of euthanasia, and was seeking its legalization. From 1990 to 1998, he helped to commit suicide 130 patients. Suicides Kevorkian left the body in a motel in foster hospitals and morgues.
Despite such a large number of victims, Doctor Death could face criminal liability only in one case – he was convicted of murdering 52-year old Thomas York in 1999, who suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – an incurable degenerative disease of the nervous system.
The charges were brought after the video “suicide” being shown on TV and more than 15 million Americans saw that. Kevorkian was sentenced to a prison sentence of 10 to 25 years, but in 2007 he was released early due to health problems.
After his release from prison Doctor Death settled in suburban Detroit and lived on welfare. Note that some of the relatives of former patients Kevorkian believe he was doing his medical debt and eliminate the suffering of those whom modern medicine was unable to help.
In November 2008, Kevorkian lost the election to the U.S. Congress. Kevorkian, who was nominated as an independent candidate from one of the counties in the Detroit suburb, won only 2.7% of the vote.Won by Democratic candidate Gary Peters.
After the announcement of the results Kevorkian said that the U.S. political system is too corrupt and requires a complete reconstruction. During the election campaign, Kevorkian has promoted its own interpretation of the Ninth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
This amendment provides that, although the Bill of Rights specifically lists a number of human and civil rights, the list is not exhaustive – Citizens may have other rights, despite the fact that these rights are not written specifically in the Constitution. According to Dr. Death, Ninth Amendment recognizes that every American the right to choose, including in matters of life and death.
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