An eight-person jury will start its deliberations today in a difficult case involving a suicidal Phoenix woman and a national right-to-die organization.Will the jury be able to unanimously decide this one?Superior Court Judge Paul McMurdie is presiding at the manslaughter trial of co-defendants L ... More >>
Jurors apparently won't be hearing from the two Final Exit Network defendants in a classic "right-to-die" case involving the assisted suicide of a mentally troubled Phoenix woman.
Attorneys for the pair, Dr. Larry Egbert and Frank Langsner, told Superior Court Judge Paul McMurdie yes ... More >>
The "senior exit guide" who helped a Phoenix woman commit suicide testified yesterday that it took the woman about eight minutes to become unconscious after pulling a plastic hood over her own head and inhaling helium.Intense testimony at right-to-die trialWye Hale-Rowe, a retired family therapi ... More >>
Manslaughter trial continues this week in downtown PhoenixThe trial of two aged members of the "right to die" organization Final Exit Network continues at Maricopa County Superior Court today, with prosecutors certainly hoping things go better for them than last week.Dr. Larry Egbert and Frank La ... More >>
Opening statements started this morning in the jury trial of two "right-to-die" octogenarians charged in the case of a mentally disturbed Phoenix woman who committed suicide in 2007.
A packed spectator's gallery at Maricopa County Superior Court heard dramatically divergent views of c ... More >>
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced a few minutes ago that investigators from his office have busted four people on murder charges in the 2005 "assisted suicide" death of a seriously mentally ill Phoenix woman.
New Times broke the news of this unusual and tragic case in 2007 in ... More >>
Closing arguments started Tuesday in the closely watched trial of former Phoenix Suns nutritionist Doug Grant, and prosecutor Juan Martinez immediately went for the defendant's throat -- proverbially, of course.
We'll be writing a postmortem about this remarkably weird trial when (and if) ... More >>
County Attorney Andrew Thomas didn't answer many questions at his press conference a few hours ago about Phoenix's "assisted suicide" case, the story we broke in an August 2007 piece entitled "Death Wish."
What he did tell those assembled in the crowded conference room of his eighth-floor ... More >>