Thursday, February 24, 2011

Evidently it's wrong to encourage HEALTHY depressed people to off themselves

Minnesota Man Allegedly 'Hunted' Suicidal Victims

MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minnesota man charged with two counts of aiding suicide was committing a crime -- not playing a game -- when he "hunted" vulnerable people on the Internet and encouraged two of them to kill themselves, prosecutors claim.

William Melchert-Dinkel used alter egos to stalk victims and get them to commit suicide for the "thrill of the chase," prosecutors said in written arguments filed in advance of a court hearing Thursday in front of a judge who will decide whether the former nurse's actions were criminal.

Why is trolling for apparently healthy depressed people and urging them to kill themselves a crime, but when Kavorkian did this to sick depressed people, he was a folk hero? I guess sick people aren't as valuable as healthy ones, so they're not entitled to treatment for their depression.

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