Wisconsin court rules that assisting in suicide is not ‘killing’
The Wisconsin District 4 Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled that the wife and the daughter of a Wisconsin man who committed suicide can inherit their estate even if they assisted in the act. The ruling was criticized by Wisconsin Right to Life for giving a financial incentive for people to help their relatives kill themselves.
The ruling concerned a Wisconsin law that prevents anyone who “intentionally kills” another from inheriting from that person, the Associated Press reports.
Writing for the unanimous three-judge panel, Judge Margaret Vergeront argued "A person who assists another in voluntarily and intentionally taking his or her own life is plainly not depriving the other of life."……