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Karna Upadhyay Conflict/Cooperation WSJ 3/25/03 Dutch nurse gets life in prison for killing patients On Monday, Lucy de Berk was convicted of murdering four patients and sentenced to life in prison. De Berk was convicted of killing three terminally ill children and an elderly woman at the hospitals she worked in. De Berk was also convicted of three attempted murders. Her lawyer said that she will appeal the ruling because she had never taken anybody’s life. The life sentence is the harshest one that can be given in the Netherlands, since they have no death penalty, and is rarely given. This article brings up the classic argument of who has the right to decide when someone
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Unformatted text preview: should die. It was thought that the reason she killed her victims was because they were dying, but in killing them, she did not allow their families to say goodbye. There have been other cases in which doctors have killed patients, and they are always big news. This article reminds me of the Dr. Kervorkian murder trials. Dr. Kervorkian was convicted of murder for his role in multiple assisted suicides. All of the people he had killed had wished to die and were terminally ill. His trial was a major headline because of the moral controversy it caused....
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