The Verdict Is In! Melchert-Dinkel Is Guilty . . . For Now.

However, the law is not based solely on society’s moral sensibilities (although it should reflect them).  Nor for that matter, has Melchert-Dinkel lawyer Watkin’s claimed that his client’s actions were morally honorable.  The issue at hand is whether or not his client had the right to write what he did in the chat rooms, regardless … Continue reading

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Don’t Say A Word: By Their Silence Are Psychiatrists, Police and the Newspapers Responsible for Helping to Create the Suicide Chat Rooms Frequented by Predators like Melchert-Dinkel?

Psychiatrists, police and editors cite the contagion effect as the principal reason to not report suicides. The theory is that extensive coverage of one suicide triggers other suicides, spreading like a virus. After Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther, a novel about a man who shoots himself over a doomed love affair, came out in … Continue reading

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Is Suicide Really Painless on the Internet . . .

“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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A “Shattered Family” – Melchert-Dinkel’s Forgotten Victims?

Thank you for putting into words what I believe to be so true. He lives in the town I live in and it is a disgrace. My children went to school with his kids and they are paying for it. I hope the best for the kids. He needs to be in prison. He is … Continue reading

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Is an insanity plea the only remaining option in Serial Suicide Killer’s efforts to avoid prison?

“However, and here is where there is considerable gray area, the law according to Wehrwein “doesn’t specifically address situations involving communication via the Internet.”  This as it turns out is the basis upon which some legal experts (including Melchert-Dinkel’s lawyer Terry Watkins) have suggested that freedom of speech issues could play a role in the … Continue reading

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PI News Special: Melchert-Dinkel Counseled and then Watched via Webcam as 16 Year Old Girl Cut Herself

Why are you here? Are you listening? Can you hear what I am saying? I am not here, I’m not listening I’m in my head and I’m spinning lyrics from the song Fallen by Jared Leto The gravity of the actions of Serial Suicide Killer William Melchert-Dinkel took both a perverse and frightening turn as … Continue reading

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

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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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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In A Mother’s Words: Nadia Kajouji’s Mother to Talk About Her Daughter and the Serial Killer Responsible For Her Death

One of William Melchert-Dinkel’s victims was 18 year old Nadia Kajouji whose body washed up near the edge of the Rideau River behind St. Paul’s University more than 40 days after she was reported missing. While the legal system debates the merits of bringing Melchert-Dinkel (to whom I have referred to as the Serial Suicide … Continue reading

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