Minnesota Jury Set to Reconvene in Assisted Suicide Case
HASTINGS (AP) - A jury in Minnesota will resume deliberations in the case against a national right-to-die group accused of assisting in a 2007 suicide.
Final Exit Network Inc. is charged with one felony count of assisting the suicide of 57-year-old Doreen Dunn of Apple Valley. The group is also charged with interfering with a death scene.
Jurors had the case for about a half-hour on Wednesday. They are scheduled to return Thursday morning to the Dakota County Courthouse to continue deliberations.
To convict the group, jurors must find that Dunn took her life with Final Exit Network's help. In Minnesota, speech can be considered help if it's aimed at giving a specific person instructions on how to end his or her life. If convicted, the group faces a maximum $33,000 fine.