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    MN - William Melchert-Dinkel for goading people to commit suicide, Faribault, 2010

    A former Minnesota nurse who told police he went on the Internet and encouraged dozens of depressed people to kill themselves for the "thrill of the chase" was charged Friday with helping a Canadian woman and a British man commit suicide, authorities said.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...viZ9wD9F91QI00

    The Canadian woman was an 18 year old university student.

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    Since he was a nurse, I'm very suspicous of what he may have done with patients also.

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    on the "difficult to charge b/c freedom of speech"...well...do nurses take the hippocratic oath? not sure. but i think he is somehow abusing his medical profession and i think, imo, that is grounds for prosecution. you are not given liscense for this type of advisement...

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    So nice that this POS has moved on with his life "and that's it". What a crock. I just can't get into the mindset of someone who would find encouraging people to kill themselves "a thrill". And, I'm sorry, but did you see his picture? What a pissant.

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    He would watch them kill themselves over a webcam.

    This news video is heartbreaking (as are so many of the case here on Websleuths).

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...00423/20100423

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas Bride View Post
    Since he was a nurse, I'm very suspicous of what he may have done with patients also.

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    It makes you wonder, doesn't it?? Scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vegas Bride View Post
    Since he was a nurse, I'm very suspicous of what he may have done with patients also.

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    It was probably pretty bad. I think the article said he was stripped of his nursing license a couple of years back for being neglectful and rough with his patients. A real nice guy.
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    September 2014:

    A judge found there was significant evidence William Melchert-Dinkel assisted depressed Mark Drybrough in his July 2005 death in Coventry even though he had not provided physical assistance.

    He was first convicted three years ago, but the Minnesota Supreme Court threw out the convictions earlier this year after ruling that parts of state law making it a crime to encourage or advise a suicide were unconstitutional.

    Minneapolis Judge Thomas Neuville also found the 52-year-old had tried to help 18-year-old Canadian Nadia Kajouji, with a suicide, though his instruction on how to hang herself was not a direct cause of her 2008 death.
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-n...online-4192470

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    Oct 2014:

    William Melchert-Dinkel, 52, was sentenced to three years in prison in the deaths of an English man and a Canadian woman, but he won’t have to serve the prison term if he complies with conditions of his probation that include the jail time. Melchert-Dinkel must report to jail on Oct. 24.

    “I am sorry ... for my actions and what I have done,” Melchert-Dinkel said in court before he was sentenced. “I have repented.

    ...he posed as a female nurse, feigned compassion and offered step-by-step instructions on how they could kill themselves. Court records show Melchert-Dinkel told police he did it for the “thrill of the chase.”
    William Melchert-Dinkel, suicide fetishist
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    http://m.nydailynews.com/news/crime/...icle-1.1975842

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    February 2015:

    William Melchert-Dinkel of Faribault had to serve nearly six months in jail as part of a sentence handed down in October.

    KARE-TV, an NBC station in Minneapolis, reports that Melchert-Dinkel was released from Rice County Jail on Wednesday. He got out early because of time already served.
    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/world/wi...jail-1.2962770

    William Melchert-Dinkel, suicide fetishist encouraging-suicides.jpg


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    December 2015:

    An appeals court on Monday affirmed the conviction of a Minnesota man for assisting the suicide of a British man, but reversed his conviction for attempting to assist a Canadian woman’s suicide...

    It said there wasn’t enough evidence to convict the ex-nurse of the lesser offense of attempting to assist the 2008 suicide of Nadia Kajouji, 18, of Brampton, Ontario...

    The case has been the subject of a long legal fight that narrowed Minnesota’s law against assisting suicides. The Minnesota Supreme Court reversed Melchert-Dinkel’s original convictions last year. The justices declared that a state law banning someone from “encouraging” or “advising” suicide was unconstitutional, but upheld part of the law making it a crime to “assist” in a suicide.

    Melchert-Dinkel’s attorney, Terry Watkins, said they plan yet another appeal to the state Supreme Court.
    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/1...de-conviction/



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