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December 22, 2005

No mercy recommended for Dr. Death

Continuing the holiday clemency news, this AP story details that today the "Michigan Parole Board voted 7-2 to recommend denying the application for a commuted sentence or a pardon" for ailing Jack Kevorkian.  Those who love the 90s surely recall why Kevorkian is known as Dr. Death:

Kevorkian is serving a 10- to 25-year sentence for second-degree murder after being convicted of giving a fatal injection of drugs in 1998.  He was convicted in the poisoning of Thomas Youk, 52, of Oakland County's Waterford Township.  Youk had Lou Gehrig's disease, and Kevorkian called it a mercy killing. The death was videotaped and shown on CBS' "60 Minutes."

As detailed in the AP story, Kevorkian's attorney filed an application with the parole board "because he is worried Kevorkian might not live until he is eligible for parole in 2007."  This Reuters story provides additional details on Kevorkian and the parole board's ruling.

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