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Saturday, November 22, 2008

He was later convicted of murder: Mercy killing with the help of Dr. Kevorkian

Ten years ago today, the CBS News program "60 Minutes" aired a videotape of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, an advocate of assisted suicide, administering lethal drugs to Thomas Youk, a terminally ill patient. Dr. Kevorkian was later convicted of second-degree murder. He was released in 2007 after serving eight years in prison.

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