Attorneys for Punta Gorda resident Ted Goodwin argued in a Minnesota courtroom Tuesday that when prosecutors indicted Goodwin and three other people for their role in the 2007 suicide of a suburban Minneapolis woman, they violated their First Amendment rights.
The indictment alleges the four advised and helped to plan the suicide of Apple Valley, Minn., resident Doreen Dunn, 57, who died of asphyxia from inhaling helium. Dunn was not terminally ill, according to the indictment, but instead suffered from “intractable pain.”
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