Young girl’s YouTube video talking about Melchert-Dinkel Suicides and Death is troubling on so many levels

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The age of the young girl (who’s face we never see) talking in the videos about William Melchert-Dinkel and how he enticed Nadia Kajouji as well as others to take their lives while he watched, as well as death in general, is not known. But listening to the obvious sweet innocence of her tender voice … Continue reading

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Melchert-Dinkel Defense Attorney is Earning His Pay with Lothenbach Plea

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What is The Lothenbach Plea? Basically, it is where a defendant does not challenge the facts of a case and therefore allows them to be submitted to a judge without contention for adjudication.  Based on said submission the judge will review, and then decide or render a verdict. Here’s the thing, even if the judge … Continue reading

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Are the differences between a right to die choice and a victim of murder too subtle for the courts to differentiate between the two?

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“The cases highlight the confusion surrounding the legal tests for murder, assisted suicide and euthanasia. Campaigners argue there should be clear guidance on how prosecutors should respond to cases where a competent adult requests help to die, and where relatives inflict death without the clear wishes of their loved ones. “The law needs to protect … Continue reading

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Is Suicide Really Painless on the Internet . . .

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“But in the meantime I want to warn youngsters about the possible dangers these websites can pose. “I would also like to warn parents to be actively on the alert for signs of their children being influenced by others on these sites.” Coroner Phillip Walters, from January 2008 Mail Online Story “Coroner launches probe into … Continue reading

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PI Window Breaking News Exclusive: Nadia Kajouji’s Mother’s Reaction to Judge’s Order a Mix of Relief and Urgency

In a major set-back to the defense, several motions filed by attorney Terry Watkins on behalf of the Serial Suicide Killer William Melchert-Dinkel, including the controversial contention that the “Defendant’s conduct constituted speech protected by the United States and Minnesota’s constitution,” was denied by the courts. In his November 8th order (a copy of which … Continue reading

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Melchert-Dinkel Insanity Plea Not Likely To Succeed (But Did He Counsel Children In Taking Their Own Lives?)

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Defense counsel, Terry A. Watkins, moves this court, pursuant to Rule 20.02, subd. 1, of the Minnesota Rules of Criminal Procedure, to appoint a medical examiner and order that a medical examination be conducted on the Defendent, William Francis Melchert-Dinkel, to determine if, because of mental illness or deficiency, the Defendant at the time of … Continue reading

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Canadian Crown Attorney Should Have Eaten His or Her Wheaties RE Serial Suicide Killer Prosecution

I remember last year doing research on the theory of parental alienation and the role it plays in custody hearings, and thinking how wonderfully complex from an interpretive standpoint the law by which such trials are adjudicated can be. Specifically, the fact that rather than being static, laws much like an elastic band are actually … Continue reading

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Trial of the Serial Suicide Killer not a question of freedom of speech or a person’s right to die, it is a question of intent!

As I was pondering the pending trial of Serial Suicide Killer William Melchert-Dinkel, I could not help but wonder what my opening remarks would be if I was the prosecuting attorney. While the issue of the First Amendment relating to freedom of speech and a person’s inalienable right to die that is being presented as … Continue reading

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A PI Window Weekly Exclusive: A Grieving Mother’s Quest to Find Justice for Her Daughter

In and of itself, the story of Nadia Kajouji is at once heart rending and tragic.  A lovely (and loving) 18 year old university student who through circumstances that are not important entered the dark world of suicide chat rooms and fell prey to a predator which I have come to call The Serial Suicide … Continue reading

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The Constitution is not a Suicide Pact: The questions and perhaps answers regarding The Serial Suicide Killer’s First Amendment Rights can be found in a statement by Abraham Lincoln

Life is often times filled with many ironies accentuated by the intersecting of seemingly unrelated events and elements that transcends both time and perhaps – at least on the surface, logic. Let’s consider the case of William Melchert-Dinkel, who faces trial for coaxing two individuals over the Internet to commit suicide and, by his own … Continue reading

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