US web suicide nurse found guilty

BBC News

A US nurse has been convicted of aiding the suicides of an English man and a Canadian woman after seeking out depressed people online and urging the two to kill themselves.

William Melchert-Dinkel, 48, was prosecuted over the hanging death of Mark Drybrough and the death of Nadia Kajouji, who leapt into a river.

Prosecutors say he posed as a female nurse, advising them on suicide.

His lawyer said the two were already suicidal, and cited freedom of speech.

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