In precedent-setting case, aiding suicide charges laid in Brampton teen?s death - thestar.com
What happened? This guy posed as a female nurse in a chatroom and told people to commit suicide, gave them advice on how to do it, and also entered suicide pacts with them. So now he's facing charges. For what? Assisted suicide.William Melchert-Dinkel has been charged with two counts of aiding suicide for his alleged role in the deaths of Kajouji and a 32-year-old British man, Mark Drybrough.
The 47-year-old father is accused of encouraging, advising and forming online suicide pacts with each of them.
The troubling case, which has garnered international attention, is believed to be the first time in North America that assisted suicide laws have been applied in such a way and, if successful, may pave the way for future prosecutions.
Melchert-Dinkel now faces up to 30 years in prison and $60,000 in fines if convicted.
My opinion? Could I be charged with theft if I told a stranger over the internet in another country to go steal something one day?
If someone's depressed enough to want to commit suicide, I think they'll do it if they think it's their only option -- they don't need any outside influence. to convince them.
Dude, she was depressed and then she committed suicide. The guy didn't murder your daughter. In fact, they never even met!For Kajouji’s father, the news offered some comfort.
Reached at his Brampton home, Mohamed Kajouji said the investigation had gone on so long, he was worried no charges would ever be laid.
“It won’t bring Nadia back, but it is a relief,” he said. “I miss her so much, and not a day goes by when I don’t think about it.”
Yeah, he might not be all there. He admitted he has a fascination with death and dieing. But I don't think he should be charged.