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Assisted Suicide

(Barbara Mancini of Philadelphia, right, leaves the office of magisterial district judge James Reiley in Pottsville, Pa. in August 2013 after her preliminary hearing on a charge of aiding a suicide.   Photo by Nick Meyer, used with permission of the Republican-Herald)

Philly Nurse Speaks Out On Assisted Suicide Case

A Philadelphia nurse accused of helping her 93-year-old terminally ill father kill himself by handing him a bottle of morphine says she was unjustly prosecuted.

02/12/2014

(Barbara Mancini of Philadelphia, right, leaves the office of magisterial district judge James Reiley in Pottsville, Pa. in August 2013 after her preliminary hearing on a charge of aiding a suicide.   Photo by Nick Meyer, used with permission of the Republican-Herald)

Assisted Suicide Charge Dropped Against Pa. Woman

A Pennsylvania judge dismissed an assisted suicide charge Tuesday against a nurse accused of handing her 93-year-old terminally ill father a bottle of morphine.

02/11/2014

(Barbara Mancini of Philadelphia, right, leaves the office of magisterial district judge James Reiley in Pottsville, Pa. in August 2013 after her preliminary hearing on a charge of aiding a suicide.   Photo by Nick Meyer, used with permission of the Republican-Herald)

Expert Advises Caregivers How To Avoid Assisted-Suicide Entanglements

As a Philadelphia nurse faces up to ten years in prison for allegedly helping her terminally ill father kill himself, an expert on the subject of assisted suicide is warning that the practice is fraught with legal dangers.

09/18/2013

(Joe Yourshaw, in 2008.  Family photo provided)

Roxborough Woman Accused of Helping Terminally Ill Father Commit Suicide

Barbara Mancini is charged with handing her 93-year-old father, already in hospice care, a bottle of morphine he requested.

07/31/2013