May 15, 2012 at 7:26 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The president of a right-to-die group says Minnesota prosecutors are misguided for pursuing indictments in the 2007 suicide of an Apple Valley woman.
Final Exit Network and several of its members are charged in an indictment unsealed Monday in the death of Doreen Dunn. The charges range from assisting suicide, a felony, to interference with a death scene, a gross misdemeanor.
Dunn was 57 and suffering from chronic pain when she died of asphyxia from inhaling helium.
Final Exit Network President Wendell Stephenson said the group doesn't assist in suicide and doesn't break laws on assisted suicide.
He said Dakota County is wasting taxpayers' money in prosecuting the group and its members.
Temp: 24°F (-4°C)
Wind: 9 SW
Weather: Mainly Cloudy