Right-to-die group member charged in Minn. dies 27 Mar 13

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A member of a right-to-die group facing assisted-suicide charges in Minnesota has died after a long battle with prostate cancer.

An attorney for Final Exit Network says Jerry Dincin died Tuesday morning at a hospice in Highland Park, Ill. Dincin was 82.

Dincin and three other members of Final Exit Network were charged last year in the 2007 death of an Apple Valley woman who killed herself in her home.

Last Friday, a judge declined to dismiss the indictment but ruled Minnesota’s law against “advising” suicide was unconstitutionally overbroad.

Final Exit Network general counsel Robert Rivas says Dincin entered the hospice only hours before the judge’s order was made public, and was too sedated to learn the outcome.

 

The Dakota County Attorney’s office has not decided yet whether to appeal.