Mercy death doc pur­sued

Irish Sunday Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

DUTCH au­thor­i­ties are pros­e­cut­ing a doc­tor for per­form­ing eu­thana­sia on a pa­tient.

The de­ci­sion was taken af­ter a re­gional re­view board found she had “over­stepped the mark” in killing the 74-year-old Alzheimer’s pa­tient.

Pros­e­cu­tors al­lege the woman’s will was “un­clear and con­tra­dic­tory” when it came to her fi­nal wishes.

The doc­tor, who has not been named, says she acted cau­tiously.

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