FROM George Eighmey
Dr. Death Released from Prison Jack Kevorkian , the retired pathologist who says he assisted at least 130 suicides, left prison in Detroit today, after completing eight years of a ten to twenty-five-year sentence for second degree murder. The man dubbed "Dr. Death" was convicted for injecting lethal drugs into a man suffering from Lou Gehrig's Disease. George Eighmey is executive director of Compassion and Choices of Oregon.
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