A HEALTH-CARE worker at the Bratislava University Hospital at Kramáre has been charged with killing a 63-year-old woman by administrating a medication to her to decrease hypertension. The medicine stopped her heart.
The police have not determined if it is a case of assisted suicide or murder and they are also exploring the possibility that the hospital worker may have previously killed other patients.
Jaroslav D., from a village near Trenčín, is in custody and has been charged with murder. He did not protest against remaining in custody during the investigation of the case. He faces a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
The private TV channel Markíza informed that Jaroslav D. admitted that he did what he was accused of, saying that he wanted to help the dying patient.
Euthanasia is a crime in Slovakia and this could turn out to be first case of assisted suicide ever prosecuted in this country.
27. Jun 2011 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff