Kiwi man sentenced for assisted suicides of three disabled people in South Africa

By June 20, 2019 Recent News

TVNZ One News 20 June 2019
Family First Comment: This is perfect evidence of how far proponents of euthanasia will go. Don’t even open the door to them….
The first charge against Davison was that he administered a lethal dose of medication in 2013 to a quadriplegic after a motor vehicle accident. The second charge related to causing death by asphyxiation in 2015 to Justin Varian, who wasn’t in physical pain but that loneliness and a sense of isolation contributed to his desire to die

Auckland-born euthanasia advocate Sean Davison has been ordered by a South African court to serve three years under house arrest after pleading guilty to assisted suicide.

The 58-year-old, who initially faced three charges of premedited murder at the Western Cape High Court, will serve another five years on probation following the house arrest. However, a conviction of a similar crime during that period could put him behind bars for the full eight years.

Davison was accused in court documents of engaging in euthanasia – not only assisted suicide – since he took the final actions that caused death.

Renée Joubert, executive officer of Euthanasia-Free NZ, a group which opposes euthanasia and assisted dying in New Zealand, applauded the decision today.

“These facts demonstrate that it’s not necessary for a doctor to perform euthanasia or assisted suicide, which is one of the points made in the Doctors Say No open letter,” she said.
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