Jack Kevorkian

By: Morgan Brown


Dr Kevorkian made a videotape of himself injecting Mr Youk, who was paralysed, with lethal chemicals last September.

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At his trial, Dr Kevorkian failed to convince the judge that his proposed witnesses, Mr Youk's wife and brother, were relevant to the defence. Aside from the videotape which showed how much Mr Youk was suffering while he was alive, no testimony was presented about Mr Youk's condition and his apparent desire to end his life. In Mr Youk's case, Dr Kevorkian administered the fatal injection himself. Reaction to the verdict, and to the minimum sentence of 10 to 25 years in prison that Dr Kevorkian faces, was mixed.